Youth Matters
Social innovation in action
Social Innovation Challenge
At the heart of the HKFYG Jockey Club Social Innovation Centre in Wong Chuk Hang there are inventive young minds full of new ideas. The Centre provides them with co-working space, business breakfast meetings which let social innovators connect with senior corporate executives in a casual setting*, and pitching contests where they showcase bright business concepts.

There are special partnership programmes to encourage innovative young minds as well. One of them is the STartup Empowerment Programme sponsored by J.P. Morgan. Designed for underprivileged young people, it gives them pilot seed funds of HK$7,000 each for three months. Nascent entrepreneurs also get a head start with HK$30,000 of seed funding on the HKFYG Jockey Club Incubation Programme for Social Innovation. Coaching mentors and business support are available at the Centre and the creation of social value there gets enthusiastic backing from the Federation.

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This Friday the third breakfast session focuses on the Trade Descriptions Ordinance
Social Innovation Challenge pitching winners at the Federation's centre
Social Innovation Challenge
The HKFYG Jockey Club Social Innovation Centre (SIC) held an exciting pitching challenge this month. The ten finalist teams competed for a monthly rent of just HK$1 per person for a co-work space at SIC. Aiming for perfect presentation skills, they presented ideas before eight distinguished judges. Congratulations go to Eco-Greenergy, Good Family and Easy Care International Ltd. Eco-Greenergy also won the audience's vote for the Most Favourite Social Innovation Challenge Award. Bravo! The most valuable outcome of all was validation of their business ideas and the feedback from impressed potential investors.
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Enquiries Ken Ngai or Miranda Wong 3965 8001 or 3965 8003

Project IAPT (青少年心理輔導普及計劃) wins 2015 Best Practice Awards in Social Service
The Hong Kong Council of Social Service will present a best practice award to HKFYG's Youth Crime Prevention Centre for its Project IAPT. It adapted British psychological treatment models for use in Hong Kong, providing standardized and evidence-based low- and high-intensity psychological therapy as well as integrated assessment of mental health, cognitive and drug damage for at-risk youths, drug abusers and their parents. The project also digitized psychological assessment tools for use by social workers on mobile devices and subsequent enhanced data analysis. Well done!
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Enquiries Wilson Chan 3755 7064
What's NEW
Dr Eleanor Wong Arts Learning Scholarship Scheme: second round under way
With the support of this scholarship, underprivileged youngsters in Tin Shui Wai have the opportunity to learn about the arts. They learn to play a musical instrument or become accomplished visual artists and participants in the first round joined a community orchestra and are now performing in public. The second round, which ends on 31 March 2016, is expected to achieve similar satisfying results.
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Enquiries Emily Man 2445 5777

Love to Gather
Love to Gather: inclusive arts with HKFYG'sCultural Services Unit
Good dancers aged 15-25 are invited to audition for this inclusive arts project which offers 3 months of training supported by the HSBC Community Partnership Programme.
Auditions 25 October 6-9pm
Venue HKFYG Tsuen Wan Indoors Sports Centre
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Enquiries Michelle Ho 2395 5753
Coming Soon
HKFYG 55th Anniversary Youth Film Gala Premiere at HKCEC
on 1 November 2015

HKFYG 55th Anniversary Youth Film Gala Premiere
To celebrate its 55th year, the Federation invited film director Mr Cheung King-Wai to make a film called The Taste of Youth [少年滋味]. It will be shown to an invited audience at the HK Convention & Exhibition Centre next month and reflects the stories of 10 young people born in the 90s and 00s who took part in last year's mass Ode to Joy event organized by HKFYG. The documentary captures glimpses of their dreams, hopes and frustrations with moments from their daily lives with family and friends.
More details Brenda Yip 2755 7101 or Mandy Tse 3755 7102

The Little Prince: a Charity Premiere from The Dragon Foundation
Monday 7 December 2015

This film, adapted from a charming story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, is an animation fantasy that looks at the world through the hopeful eyes of children. It follows the lyrical story of friendship between a pilot and a mysterious young voyager. Funds raised will be used for flagship programmes such as Dragon 100 run by the Dragon Foundation which was set up in 2000 by HKFYG with the Home Affairs Bureau. It brings together young Chinese people from around the world with the aim of building networks and helping to develop leadership potential.
Sponsorship Package Diamond (HK$200,000), Gold (HK$100,000), Silver (HK$50,000), Cocktail & Ticket Set (HK$20,000), VIP Ticket Set (HK$5,000)
Ceremony and screening Broadway The One, 100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Cocktails Prince Club VIP Lounge, 2/F, Bo Yip Building, 10 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Enquiries Amy Cheng tel 2811 2779

Genetic engineering: introduction at HKFYG Centre for Creative Science
and Technology

A 3-day genetic engineering training scheme, organized by HKFYG's Centre for Creative Science and Technology (CCST) will be held in November. Senior secondary students will discover molecular biology and microbiology with hands-on experiments, including bacterial culture, DNA and protein extraction, ELISA and cloning. Topics in bioethics will also be discussed, enhancing critical thinking about the ethics of today's biotechnology applications.
Venue CCST, Hong Kong Science Park
Target participants Secondary 4 - 6
Fee HK$400
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Enquiries Carlos Lo 2561 6149
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
Heritage Conservation at HKFYG Fanling Leadership Institute with American Express
American Express has confirmed sponsorship with a significant sum for the 3-year Leadership in Heritage Conservation Programme based at the HKFYG Fanling Leadership Institute. The funds will cover the cost of setting up a pioneer digital conservation trail with augmented reality and projection mapping technology as well as a series of leadership training programmes for about 3,000 Hong Kong secondary students.
Enquiries Rita Fan 2169 0255

HK Percussion Competition 2015 organized by HKFYG and funded by Commission on Youth
This upcoming competition organized by HKFYG forms part of the My Stage Youth Creative Arts Festival. It will attract all talented young percussionists.
Date Sunday 8 Nov 2015
Time 2pm
Venue Piazza Area C, HK Cultural Centre
Enrolment Deadline 26 Oct 2015
Partner Home Affairs Bureau
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Enquiries Alice Lui 3755 7067

Music with U song contest at Tsuen Wan Youth SPOT
The first round of this competition for everyone aged 14-35 was on 17-18 October. It is being organized by HKFYG and supported by the Tsuen Wan District Council.
Finals coming up on Sunday 15 November.
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Enquiries Sandy AuYeung 2413 6669