Youth Matters
Moving to music
Chineses drum
The festive season is all about music and dance and celebrating with loved ones. Come join the Federation as we add to the joyous sounds this December with numerous events and competitions.

This Sunday, 11 December, the Federation is hosting the Hong Kong Percussion Competition then in mid-December, we are organizing the Hong Kong Asia Pacific Youth Band Sound Competition with bands representing Hong Kong, the Mainland, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and Thailand. On Boxing Day, the Hong Kong Melody Makers will be part of a joint concert with the Hong Kong String Orchestra, and then the HKFYG Farm Road Youth SPOT will host the annual Project Dance Camp.

Music does more than just lift your spirits. According to recent research frequent dancing can also make you smarter.* So, come and join in the fun, put on your dancing shoes and move to the music!

Read on for details of events.

A big hand for volunteers on 3 December 2016 at the Macpherson Stadium
Outstanding Youth Volunteers Award 2016
HKFYG has received recognition for its volunteers who contributed over 1,368,000 service hours in 2015, placing as 3rd Runner-up in the Public Organizations Highest Service Hours Award 2015. This annual scheme run by the Social Welfare Department recognizes commitment and contributions to society. Winners of this year's Outstanding Youth Volunteers Award included Ng Lai-yi, Fung Yuk-yin, Chan Kit-ting, Lam Tsz-shan, Pun Kit-shan, Chung Wing-tung, Ho Kin-yee and Ho Ka-tsun. All of them are HKFYG volunteers nominated by HKFYG units and "Heart to Heart Schools."
More information Doris Lee 3755 7072
What's NEW
Order your delicious, healthy, organic vegetable Christmas Hamper now!
Organic Farm Christmas Hamper
Packed to the brim with 5 catties of assorted organic seasonal crops, organic apple cider vinegar and organic herb cookies. Last orders soon!
Order deadline 16 December 2016
Special HKFYG Organic Farm Price HK$628 per hamper
Delivery Free except to outlying islands
Payment By credit card, bank transfer at ATM or cheque
Enquiries Tin-sang and Pang Pang 2838 4808 Email

Upcycling: New Social Innovation Challenge 2017
Social Innovation Challenge 2017
A great chance for teams to test their ideas and gain exposure for upcycling businesses.
Partners The Good Lab
Hong Kong Design Centre
Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, HK Polytechnic University
PMQ Management Co Ltd
Target age group 18+
Application deadline 7 December 2016
Final interviews 24 January 2017
Venue Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Prizes for Champion, 1st & 2nd runners-up
Free hot desk space at Social Innovation Centre in Wong Chuk Hang (1-6 months)
Plus Meetings with potential investors
More details of the Challenge
Information about SIC co-working space
Enquiries Cyron Chan 3595 0945
Coming Soon
Loving Soup: a Neighbourhood First Service Day on 17 December 2016
Loving Soup 2016
Delivering community care in Tin Shui Wai district, symbolized by 3,300 loving bowls of soup as well as visits to 300 local households: that's the aim of this annual event which is all about love, understanding and building a caring network.
Venue Yiu Hing Open Plaza, Tin Yiu Estate,
Tin Shiu Wai
Participants 300 Neighbourhood First youth, women, police volunteers
Partners Cash and in-kind donations from
Bank of East Asia (BEA), Ho Chun Kee (何俊記) and Tin Yiu Estate Advisory Committee
VIPs and special guests include Mr Shum Ka-hor Yuen Long District Council Chairman; Ms Lam Wai-yip, District Officer, Social Welfare Department Yuen Long
More details
Enquiries Jolene Chan 2445-5777

My Stage: 6th Hong Kong Asia Pacific Youth Band Sound Competition Finals
6th Hong Kong Asia Pacific Youth Band Sound Competition
Reaching out to the music scene across the region this year, there will be bands from Japan, mainland China, South Korea and Taiwan, as well as Hong Kong
Partner Home Affairs Bureau
Date 15 December 2016
Venue Music Zone@E-max
More details
Enquiries Michelle Ho 2395 5753
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
Project Dance Studio collaborates with Nexus Dance Studio on Project Dance Camp funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
The camp has a new feature this year with a fab 4 on 4 'Dance Battle' session @ HK$50 per team for all campers.
Winners get $4000 cash and prizes
Camp venue Breakthrough Youth Village, Shatin
Dates Camp: 29-30 December
Dance Battle Round 1: 26 December; Finals: 29 December
Cost per person HK$420 including meals, camp fees, transport
Enquiries Rocky/Ceci 2715 0424 or 2713 1002
Whatsapp 5436 3483 and join us!
More details

Hong Kong Institute of Architects organizes study on youth housing aspirations sponsored by Hong Kong Housing Society
In partnership with HKFYG's Youth Research Centre, the survey asked 800 young people aged 18-34 about their hope for future homes.
Release date November 2016
Major findings Over 60% considered owning their home as a goal in life and about 10% already owned property. Over a quarter planned to buy but more than half needed financial support. About a third said that property costing HK$3-4 million would be affordable.
Enquiries and more details Chan Shui-ching 3755 7040

1+1 Science Tip-top Talent Scheme 2016/17
Goals Providing intensive coaching in science at university level for gifted students, including mentorship & research
Sponsors Innovation and Technology Commission & Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Dates December 2016-August 2017
Presentation Session 30 September 2017
Target Senior secondary students
More details
Enquiries Jessica Chan 2561 6149

Barclays sponsors Youth Business Unit talk by Ms Isabel Fan, Tesla Regional Director
Ms Isabel Fan, Regional Director of Tesla, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, will speak on a hot topic of interest to all of us: accelerating the transition to sustainable energy.
Target 18-45 year-old entrepreneurs
Date Friday 16 December 2016
Time 8.30am-10.30am
Venue Van Gogh Kitchen, 2B Shing Wah Mansion, 451-457 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay
Fee HK$100 (SIConnect / YBHK incubate); HK$150 (others)
Enquiries Kay Tai 3956 8002 /

All About Love: a Hong Kong Melody Makers collaboration with the Hong Kong String Orchestra
A Boxing Day concert with the singers from the HKFYG's youth choir making music with a Hong Kong non-profit professional ensemble.
Venue Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Date 26 December 2016
More details

Hong Kong Percussion Competition Finals: coming Sunday 11 December at 1pm
Over 40 teams this year in the popular event organized by HKFYG.
Venue Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Piazza C
Partner & prize donor Home Affairs Bureau
Guest performers The Pegasus Vanguard
Judges Angus Fu, Margie Tang, Jason Leung
Cash Prizes of HK$1,000 each for champions in several categories: Open, Secondary & Primary
Enquiries Michelle Ho 2395 5753
More details

Just published
Report No. 16 HKFYG Youth I.D.E.A.S.
New poll on physical education: attitudes to sport and motivation to take exercise
The majority of teenagers enjoy PE and admit that exercise is good for them. Nevertheless, over half do no sport-related extra-curricular activities. This study asks why.
Report No. 16 HKFYG Youth I.D.E.A.S. Education & Innovation group
Date October and November 2016
Participants 520 S 1-6 students
Full details [in Chinese]
Enquiries Constance Chan 3755 7022