Turn Over a New Leaf

Adolescence is not easy and sometimes, teenagers feel the need to rebel and be contrary. This can be because of peer pressure, family issues, or just plain boredom. However, this does not have to end badly; support and guidance can be essential ways for them to start afresh.

Take the example of young Tao, who at 16 was not only a drug addict, but had also been arrested and remanded for burglary. But, with his mother's unconditional support and love, he decided to turn his life around and break his drug habit. Now clean, Tao has become a peer counsellor at the same residential drug treatment centre he was at in the hopes of helping other teenagers like him get back on the right track.  
Thanks to continued support from The Lions Club of Tsuen Wan and The Correctional Department, Tao and other seven recipients aged 15-30 received The Turning Point 2021 - Youth Improvement Award. Given out by The HKFYG Youth Crime Prevention Centre, the award aims at recognizing the efforts of those who have turned their lives away from drugs, gangs, and other criminal behaviours to become law-abiding, contributing members of society. Tao, along with seven others, really exemplifies this turn around, as well as illustrating the meaning behind this year's theme of 'Resilience'.
There is always hope and the opportunity to turn over a new leaf. Why not come and do your part with your encouragement and companionship; vital assets for young people facing numerous challenges. 
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Enquiries Pang Tsz-ching 2396 4711

Let's care for Better Life, Better Society
Aims at sending love and care to the low-income families
Activities include intra-school training activities and community services
Target deprived families and disadvantaged youths
Period June to December 2021
Funded by BNP Paribas
Organized by HKFYG School Social Work Unit
More details wmc.hkfyg.org.hk/ssw/
Enquiries Vanessa Cheung 2395 0161

Essential personal financial life skills: Workplace Money Workshop Programme
Aims at providing essential financial skills that are needed for employment and broadening the view about career planning and personal finance in the workplace
Activities include career talk and workplace personal finance talk
Target 500 Tertiary students
Period March to June 2021
Funded by HKEX Foundation Limited
Co-organized by Investor and Financial Education Council and HKFYG Youth Employment Network
More details yen.hkfyg.org.hk
Enquiries Jasmine Siu 3113 7999

Life Planning Programme: Dreams Come True
Aims to help young people to have better personal planning, broaden their horizons in different occupations and enhance their potential
Activities include occupations sharing, positive health activities and career planning activities
Target Young night drifters
Period June 2021 to February 2022
Funded by Sai Kung District Council
Organized by HKFYG Youth Crime Prevention Centre
More details ycpc.hkfyg.org.hk
Enquiries Yanki Lam 2702 2202

The importance of child rights: Let's Cheer for Our Children
Aims to provide a platform for learning achievements to promote children's rights
Activities include Hand Puppet Story Team and online sharing
Target children and teenagers aged
Period June to November 2021
Funded by Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau - Children's Rights Education Funding Scheme
Organized by HKFYG Jockey Club Tin Yuet Youth SPOT
More details tyt.hkfyg.org.hk
Enquiries Amy Lee 2445 5777

Course in Chinese Artefacts Connoisseurship
Aims to teach the students and antique lovers how to identify and appreciate the nuances of Chinese artefacts and antiques
Dates 7, 14, 28 August & 4 September 2021 (Saturdays)
Time 2 pm to 4 pm
Venue 5/F, The HKFYG Building
Tutor Mrs. Lisa Cheung, founder of Lisa's Collection
Fee $680
Enroll click here
Enquiries Chelsea Lee 3755 7102


Registration now open for Chamber Debate Club - Understanding key facets of world affairs
Aims to hone participants' communication and negotiation skills through British Parliamentary Style Debate in five weeks of intensive, methodological, and professional training
Key activities include four training sessions with culminating live competition
Coach world-class debaters and Debate Mate, a renowned training institute based in the UK
Period 28 July to 25 August 2021
Target S3-S6 (Y9-Y13) students in Academic Year 2020-21
Application deadline 27 June 2021
Funder HSBC Future Skills Development Project 
Organizer The HKFYG Leadership Institute
More details click here
Enquiries Chloe Li 2169 0255