Youth Matters
Turning Point
Turning Point Youth Improvement Awards 2017
What happens when you don't make the right choices in life? Do you give up? Or, with determination and courage, do you overcome your problems and make a concerted effort to move forward positively? Eight young people have done just that and have been recognized for their efforts.

Last Saturday, the Turning Point Youth Improvement Awards 2017 honoured eight young people who overcame problems with drugs, theft or being involved with triads. They were joined by more than 200 people, including district leaders, school principals, police representative, professionals and parents. The winners' stories have been published, with Lions Club sponsorship, so that other young people can learn from these experiences and put themselves on the right path.

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Coming soon
HSBC Business Award 2017: giving recognition for outstanding youth enterprise
HSBC Business Award 2017
HKFYG is presenting the 7th edition of the HSBC Youth Business Award this year as part of a collaborative effort to support entrepreneurs in Hong Kong.
Business award: for companies established for 1-5 years
Innovation award: for startups established for no more than 2 years
Deadline for entry 30 June 2017
Act now Splendid prizes worth over HK$510,000
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Enquiries Cyron Chan 3595 0945

Summer School for Effective Leadership 2017: Co-Creating Social Impact through Technology 29 July - 4 August 2017
Summer School for Effective Leadership 2017
Goals Redefining leadership and delivering the best learning experience
Youth Matters Participation: includes Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, mainland China, Russia
Youth Matters Flipped-classroom, e-learning, experiential learning and adventure-based learning
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Deadline Monday 19 June 2017
Costs HK$7,000 basic; HK$9,000 with accommodation; scholarships and grants available
Guest speakers, trainers and mentors include Mr Darren Tay, Public Speaking Academy Pte Ltd (Singapore), Ms Jasmine Lau, Philanthropy in Motion, Mr Clive Lee, Yidan Prize Foundation
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Enquiries Jacky Yeung 2169 0255
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
2017 HKFYG Jockey Club Hong Kong a cappella Festival Master Series: Club for Five
Major Sponsor: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Date and time 27 June 8pm
Venue Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Tickets HK$350 / $250 / $150 on sale now at
Reservation enquiries 3761 6661
Credit card telephone booking 2111 5999
Programme enquiries 2395 5753
Mobile booking app My URBTIX (Android and iPhone/iPad versions)

Global Youth Entrepreneurs Forum sponsored by Victor and William Fung Foundation and DBS Foundation
Dates 13-14 June 2017, in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the HKSAR
Venue Day 1: University of Hong Kong; Day 2: Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Youth Innovation and Entrepreneur Hub (E Hub)
Media partners Bloomberg Business Week and M21
Organizers HKFYG and HKU DreamCatchers
Co-organizers Shenzhen Youth Federation, E Hub and The Dragon Foundation
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Enquiries Kay Tai 3956 8002

Embrace the World: Hong Kong Airlines Student Sponsorship Programme 2016-17 selects Youth SPOT members for funding
Announcement of names Wednesday 7 June
Programme features
Youth Matters Overseas exchange opportunity for 18-35 year-olds
Youth Matters Destinations Japan (Sapporo, Tokyo, Osaka)
Youth Matters Comparing poverty in Hong Kong with other countries
Youth Matters Presentation of field studies with videos
Organizer HKFYG Tin Yuet Youth SPOT
Enquiries James Wong 2445 5777
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Disney Friends for Change: a voluntary service project with Hong Kong Disneyland and Youth Service America
Goals To encourage youth to build caring family relationships and community neighbourhoods
Target Hong Kong residents aged 12-25
Funding available Up to HK$8,000 for selected projects
Duration August-October 2017
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Enquiries Mandy Tung 3755 7072

HKFYG Jockey Club a cappella Education Programme wins Hong Kong Arts Development Award
Exclusive programme sponsor The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Awarding body Hong Kong Arts Development Council
Division Award for Arts Education (Non-School Division) 2016
Presentation ceremony Friday 26 May 2017 at TVB City
More details about HKFYG a cappella services
A Cappella Education Programme Provides a one-stop platform for singers, teachers, students and enthusiasts to learn, experience, enjoy and excel in a cappella music.
Features From basic a cappella classes to specialty workshops, exchange platforms, auxiliary services and performances
Enquiries Gabriel Lee 2395 5753
Just published
Turning Point II
Turning Point II: stories of 8 young people who turned their lives around
Funded by the Lions Club
Published June 2017
Enquiries 3755 7109

How Young People Cope with Stress
Main findings 22.3% of the respondents said they sometimes felt very stressed for an average of nearly 40 days.
What should be done?
Youth Matters Subsidized outdoor education camps for all senior primary and junior secondary school students to boost confidence, communication and problem-solving skills
Youth Matters Online instant counselling for students
Youth Matters Territory-wide healthy life promotion campaign
Youth Matters Timely help for families with emotional crises
Youth I.D.E.A.S. Report no. 22 from Youth Research Centre
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Enquiries Chan Shui-ching 3755 7040