Youth Matters
At a crossroads
Turning Point Youth Improvement Awards
What makes vulnerable young people turn their backs on delinquency? How do they stop being school truants or give up drugs? Turning a new leaf for some youngsters comes from realizing how badly they let down their families, and then accepting counselling from Federation outreaching social workers.

The Turning Point Youth Improvement Awards, to be made this weekend, acknowledge the remarkable change ten young people have made after facing up to personal challenges with crime, sex, drugs or violence. This year, 40 nominations from the HKFYG Youth Crime Prevention Centre included teenage dropouts, young drug abusers and petty pilferers who had spent time in jail. Now, with steadfast support from their parents they have worthwhile goals and a future to look forward to.

As one of last year's awardees said of the lessons learned, "Life can be either comedy or tragedy. You are the only director and only you can decide."

Contact HKFYG Youth Crime Prevention Centre for more details
Tel 2487 6151
What's NEW
Sports at Youth SPOTs get funding from Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Until 2017, the Federation's Community Team Sports and Sports Serve Community programmes will get a boost of funds to create a Community Team Sports League, a Community Team Sports Academy and a Sportovation Community Service. Recruitment for the Community Team Sport Academy starts next month. Watch this space!
Enquiries Fanny Yu 3755 7088

Recruiting volunteers for Innovation Technology Carnival 2015
Volunteers for Innovation Technology Carnival 2015
Cantonese speaking students in Secondary 4 and above are welcome to volunteer for duties in reception, tours, presentations, venues and logistics for the carnival this autumn. Fluency in English/ Putonghua preferred.
Application deadline 14 September
Carnival dates 31 October-8 November
Venue Hong Kong Science Park
Enquiries Yuki or Charmaine 2561 6149
Registration at
Coming Soon
Movies on war of resistance to mark anniversary
Nanjing! Nanjing!
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of victory at the end of the Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression, HKFYG's Jockey Club Media 21 is organizing a movie series open to the public. The movies include Nanjing! Nanjing! (2009); On the Mountain of Tai Hang (2005); Back to 1942 (2012) and Ballet in Flames of War (2015) with a talk by Dr Yau Yat, Senior Instructor of Lingnan Institute of Further Education.
Supported by Media Asia Film, Southern Film Co Ltd, Emperor Motion Pictures
Date Thursday 3 September
Venue various cinemas
Full details and sign up
Enquiries James Mok 3979 0011
China Week 2015 diplomacy competition winners to Beijing & Tianjin
China Week 2015
The reward for 13 winners of this year's Federation China Week competition was a one-week tour to Beijing and Tianjin from late July to early August. The tour itinerary included the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC, the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs and the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse.
Competition co-organizer
Office of The Commissioner of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The People's Republic of China in the HKSAR
Supporting Organization Education Bureau
Media Partner M21
Enroll online at
More details
Enquiries Iki Chan 2169 0255

New Airport Ambassadors welcomed
Airport Ambassadors 2015
The Airport Ambassadors Farewell & Welcome Ceremony, jointly organized by HKFYG, the Airport Authority and the Labour Department, saw the appointment of a new batch of 43 young, energetic people as Hong Kong International Airport Ambassadors and 15 leaders at the Regal Airport Hotel on 26 August 2015. Invited guests included Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, GBS, JP, Secretary for Labour and Welfare and Mr Fred Lam Tin-fuk, CEO, Airport Authority.
More details
Enquiries Kaka Lau 3113 7999
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
Dragon 100 - 2015: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
106 delegates who run their own business or are developing business plans were selected from 16 countries or regions for the programme this year. They gained insight from experienced entrepreneurs at the Global Youth Entrepreneurs Forum where Prof KC Chan, GBS, JP, Secretary for Financial Services and Treasury, was Guest of Honour and Mr Peter Wong, Deputy Chairman & Chief Executive HSBC, was the key speaker. The delegation then went on to the Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Youth Innovation and Entrepreneur Hub (E-Hub) to meet more young entrepreneurs and visit large organizations such as Tencent and Guangzhou OCS Pioneer Park in an itinerary organized by the Dragon Foundation in early August.
More details
Enquiries Amy 2811 2779

Youth Ambassador Scheme 2015-16 Appointment and Awards Ceremony
231 new Young Ambassadors (YAs) were appointed on 18 August 2015 at a ceremony in the HKFYG building. Officiating guests included the Commissioner for Tourism, Ms Cathy Chu, JP and Chairman of the Hong Kong Association for Customer Service Excellence (HKACE), Mr James Tong. The YAs will help maintain Hong Kong's high standards of hospitality to visitors as part of the Hong Kong Youth Ambassador Scheme. Several new tourist attractions in the city will be added to the stations they serve to diversify the scope this year.
Partners include the Hong Kong Tourism Commission and Tourism Board, HKACE, and tourist site operators
Enquiries Gigi or Martin 3586 8458
More details
Just Published
Youth SPOT magazine Number 31
Youth SPOT magazine Number 31: August 2015
The new Youth SPOT magazine, now available, focuses on new trends in reading. It is such a good hobby and broadens horizons as well as giving better perspective on many aspects of life. So what do young people read? Find out all about the books in their pockets in this new issue.
Hard copy at all HKFYG outlets and centres
Online at
Enquiries Tiffany Lam 3755 7041