Youth Matters
Youth Think Tank
A new platform has been established where young people can meet to discuss current issues and share ideas. Youth I.D.E.A.S., a think tank for young people, brings together 110 young professionals and post-secondary students with eight academics and professionals as advisers. Within this environment, and looking at evidence-based research, they will explore policy solutions to address relevant concerns.

Youth I.D.E.A.S., which stands for Ideals, Dedication, Engagement, Aspirations and Service will also publish monthly reports, the first of which focuses on employment and economic development. Entitled, "The Opportunities of Vocational Training for Youth Employment," it will be released today. Further reports will follow, in the areas of employment and economic development, governance and constitutional development, education and innovation, society and livelihood.

Youth I.D.E.A.S. has been established by the Federation's Youth Research Centre.
For details of the first report go to Recent Events or visit
FLL Robotics competition winners bring home prizes from Australia
Diocesan Boys' School (DBS) and Carmel Secondary School went on from HKFYG's FIRST LEGO League (FLL) to win, respectively, the Project Research Award and the Fourth Rank in Robotics Performance at the FLL World Festival in Sydney this month. 41 teams from 23 countries took part all together, so well done! The HK competition, organized by HKFYG, is supported by the Innovation & Technology Commission, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Semia Ltd.
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Enquiries Carlos Lo 2561 6149

Hong Kong's GreenMech Contest winners go on to succeed in Taipei
Teams from Hong Kong's GreenMech Contest went to Taipei for the World Finals this month where 85 teams from around the world took part. Primary division winner was Hong Kong and Macau Lutheran Church Primary School. Fuk Wing Street Government Primary School was 1st runner-up. The junior secondary division saw Pok Oi Hospital Chan Kai Memorial College and Fanling Kau Yan College as 1st and 2nd runners-up respectively while the latter's senior secondary team was 1st runner-up. Congratulations to all! The Innovation & Technology Commission, Babyboom Learning Co Ltd and Genius Toy Taiwan Co Ltd support the Hong Kong contest, organized by HKFYG.
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Enquiries Benny Cheng 2561 6149
What's NEW
Project Bridge one-stop special needs service for 15-24 year-olds supported by Keswick Foundation
Many SEN students need help to find a clear path for studies or careers. This programme caters specially for them and includes supportive employment services.
Keswick Foundation support is making this possible.
More details and online assessment

Enquiries Daniel Fung 3113 7999

A cappella concert: Time to Shine - breakthrough in vocal limits
Like all artistic performers, a cappella groups sometimes reach a bottleneck. A new programme at HKFYG has helped them make a breakthrough. 5 groups have taken part in comprehensive training with mentorship from professional a cappella performers. Their startling evolution will culminate in a joint performance next month. Don't miss them in the a cappella Time to Shine in Concert, supported by three acclaimed a cappella groups.
Tickets available online now
Venue Music Zone, E-Max (KITEC)
Date and time 15 August 2015 8pm
Enquiries Jeffrey Mok 2395 5753
Coming Soon
Global Youth Entrepreneurs Forum: worldwide attraction for delegates and speakers
Hundreds of young entrepreneurs from 18 different countries or regions will attend this HKFYG-organized event next week. Countries of origin include Australia, Belgium, Canada, Cambodia, Germany, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Taiwan, New Zealand, the UK and US, as well as mainland China and Hong Kong. Key speakers from Australia, Israel, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, the UK and the US will be here as well as speakers from Hong Kong and mainland China.
Co-organizers Shenzhen Youth Federation, Dragon Foundation, Authority of Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen
Major sponsor Victor and William Fung Foundation Ltd
Sponsor The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
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Enquiries Miranda Wong 3956 8003
Facebook Global Youth Entrepreneurs Forum

Hong Kong Youth Service Award 2015 supported by Home Affairs Bureau
This award honours, acclaims and encourages outstanding young people whose commitment, dedication and integrity exemplifies the true spirit of community service. The award is made to those whose service goes beyond individual achievement. It recognizes youth who exemplify the core values of service and encourage them to become role models.
Deadline for nominations Monday 17 August 2015
Supporting organization Home Affairs Bureau
Media partners
Hong Kong Economic Journal Co Ltd
HKFYG Jockey Club Media 21
Eligibility Young people aged 18-35 with a track record of community service
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Enquiries Johnson Cheung 2169 0255
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
Recruiting Now! Hang Seng GPS Youth Employment Programme
Students aged 16+ can get lost in a maze of opportunities so this programme integrates the concept of a gap year with counselling by social workers. Participants review their options and plan for the future while gaining work experience before deciding about continued study or joining the work force.
Hang Seng Bank is supporting the programme launched by HKFYG's Youth Employment Network.
Apply at
Enquiries Joey 3113 7999

Leadership 21 gets funding from Commission on Youth for Hong Kong 200
This annual project from HKFYG is in Hong Kong and Guangdong Province. Participants visit social enterprises and major national infrastructure projects. Training and exchange with mainland students and NGOs in July and August continues till October in Hong Kong.
All-China Youth Federation and Commission on Youth are partnering
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Enquiries Herman Chan or Kelly Lai 2169 0255

Prudential Hong Kong & Prudence Foundation Hope for Success awards scheme in cooperation with HKFYG
Students in Secondary 3-6 are getting a taste of dream careers this vacation. Outstanding students on the programme receive funding to support their onward careers. Last year's winner designed a board game about property developers and has gone on to become a digital game designer.
Prudential Hong Kong & the Prudence Foundation are supporting
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Enquiries Kaka Lau 3113 7999

Lam Soon Hong Kong Group donates ingredients for cookery classes
Golden Statue flour, Knife oil and AXE detergent products have been donated to HKFYG's Jockey Club Outdoor Training Camp in Sai Kung for classes in the teaching kitchen where campers find out what fun cooking can be while learning to appreciate healthy food and diet.
Lam Soon Hong Kong Group, thank you!
Find out more about cooking
Enquiries Ricky Chan at 2792 2727

Complimentary tickets for Lunchbox Theatrical Productions Singin' In The Rain
Singin' In The Rain, coming to Hong Kong in September, is a London-acclaimed splash hit musical. A few lucky HKFYG app users and members will see it courtesy of kindly donated tickets. The show, full of charm, romance and comedy, is based on one of the world's best-loved movies. Tickets valued at HK$795 each are in limited supply. Available from 29 July on a first-come-first-served basis.
Venue Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
To apply download the HKFYG App here

Sponsored by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions
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Enquiries Miranda Ho 3755 7044
Love and relationships in the curriculum
Family and marriage therapist gives workshop on social media risks
HKFYG's School Social Work unit invited Dr Benjamin Wat Wai-ho, an experienced, practicing therapist, to give a talk at the HKFYG Building on 11 July for a project organized by the unit called Learn to Love - Love and Sex Education in Schools II. The workshop that followed was a great success with parents who wanted to know more about the hidden risks of social media.
Enquiries Lam Ah-huen 2395 0161

Opportunities Offered by Vocational Training for Youth Employment: first report from Youth I.D.E.A.S. by Federation Youth Research Centre
Data was gathered from 950 14-25 year-olds in this online survey, initiated by the new HKFYG Youth I.D.E.A.S. think tank and conducted last month. A minority of 18.2% consider that vocational training educational credentials receive sufficient recognition in Hong Kong. 44.8% think that prospects with vocational training are worse than with an academic education. Focus group interviews conducted with 21 young people also revealed that many had misconceptions about vocational training or had insufficient information about it to be useful for choosing career paths.
More details Youth I.D.E.A.S. Report number 1
Enquiries Amy Yuen 3755 7037