The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups   香 港 青 年 協 會
HKFYG ‧ Here for You   青 協 ‧ 有 您 需 要
Website : hkfyg.org.hk   m21.hk 網址 : hkfyg.org.hk   m21.hk
     

The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) is the city’s largest youth service organisation. Since its establishment in 1960, the HKFYG has been providing opportunities and facilities for the social, educational, cultural, emotional and physical development of young people. Income is obtained primarily from government subvention, as well as grants from the Community Chest of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, other trust funds, programme fees, and both private and corporate donations.

The HKFYG, through its youth membership network, provides quality services that address the issues and concerns of young people and promotes healthy all-round development. Over 70 service units organise more than 25,000 activities annually, with attendance to the various programmes now standing at nearly six million a year. 460,000 registered members are engaged through the online platform, easymember.hk and the HKFYG app.

Youth S.P.O.Ts
The HKFYG has 22 Youth S.P.O.Ts. These youth centres provide space and opportunity to learn and develop. They focus on Strengthening Classroom Learning, Continuous Learning Opportunities and Experiential Learning in a Societal Context, offering tailor-made programmes in combination with other provided services. Each Youth S.P.O.T. is equipped with both an M21@Youth S.P.O.T. station to facilitate development in creativity and enhance interactions with the community through social media, as well as a LEAD Lab to provide a platform to learning through engineering, art and design. The NEIGHBOURHOOD First project has become a core component of community-based services through the S.P.O.Ts, while the Community Team Sports project encourages young people to get physical by participating in sporting activities and learning the values that come with team play.

M21 Multimedia Services
By using the Internet, social and new media, the HKFYG connects with young people on their terms and through their chosen mode of communication. M21 is a multimedia centre with the slogan, “It’s all about YOUth” and is comprised of the Media Lab, the Media Academy and Media Broadcast. The M21 Youth Production Team gives young people a wide platform for imagination and innovation, and offers them hands-on operational experience in production, which is then screened through the M21 Internet Radio and TV, a broadcast network linked up with campus TV and community channels for the public.

Counselling Services
The HKFYG Wellness Mind Centre has consolidated the services of the School Social Work Unit, the Student Guidance Team, the Media Counselling Centre and the Youth Wellness Centre. This is to enhance service delivery by leveraging Youthline 2777 8899 , uTouch online outreach, stationing school social work teams and student support services to comprehensively address issues related to emotional health, relationships and sex, learning difficulties as well as media literacy.

Youth at Risk Services
Through existing Outreaching Social Work Teams, Extended Service for Young Night Drifters and the Youth Support Scheme, the HKFYG Youth Crime Prevention Centre (YCPC) provides five categories of service: prevention and education, crisis intervention and professional assessment, counselling and treatment, multi-disciplinary collaboration and advocacy. Innovative and effective services are provided for youth at risk, young offenders, victims and all family members in three main areas: youth crime and deviance, sex-related crises and drug abuse. The YouthLaw website and app, along with the YCPC Hotline 8100 9669, provide information on youth deviance and delinquency and ways to seek help. The WL Residence provides short term residential service for youth.

Employment Services
The HKFYG promotes the concept of “life and career planning” for young people and as a result, the Youth Employment Network (YEN) organises diversified activities that include career counselling services to assist and support the transition from school to work. Pioneering entrepreneurial opportunities for young people since 2002, the Federation offers access through Youth Business Hong Kong (YBHK), The HKFYG Jockey Club Social Innovation Centre, Young Entrepreneurial Course and the Social Innovation Challenge. Incubation services, seed funding, co-working spaces, mentorships and business support are also provided. Through the Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Youth Innovation and Entrepreneur Hub (E Hub) and the annual Global Youth Entrepreneurs Forum, local start-ups are given opportunities to develop business networks outside Hong Kong.

Leadership Training
Leadership 21 has, up to now, provided comprehensive leadership training for nearly 150,000 student leaders, numbers that keep on increasing. Numerous programmes are organised, including Hong Kong 200, a core project, which focuses on training and service to the community. The Hong Kong Youth Service Award recognises and honours outstanding young people who exemplify the true spirit of service to the community. The Salzburg Global Seminar was introduced to provide a global perspective through learning from international leaders. Building on its solid foundation of leadership training, The HKFYG Leadership Institute is now preparing to be set up on the premises of the revitalised Former Fanling Magistracy. It will consist of four Schools that emphasise on instilling Leadership Skills, developing Communication Abilities, ensuring Global Understanding and encouraging Public Engagement.

Volunteer Services
The Youth Volunteer Network (VNET) is the city’s largest youth volunteer network, and currently has more than 200,000 registered volunteers who provide more than 800,000 service hours per year. The Heart to Heart Project is a unique programme that brings students and corporate volunteers together to serve the needy through sponsored community services. VNET recently launched a brand new search engine, easyvolunteer.hk, which matches volunteers’ preferences with service opportunities irrespective of time constraints, thus encouraging the spirit of “letting love fill life”.

Parenting Services
The HKFYG’s Parent Support Network (PSN) provides a wide range of parental information, including free mediation services, as well as training courses, talks, support groups, workshops and family activities in community and online. The Parent-Child Ambassadors Scheme enables peer to peer support to promote family harmony.

Education Services
The HKFYG runs two non-profit kindergartens-cum-nurseries, a non-profit kindergarten, an aided primary school and a Direct Subsidy Scheme EMI (English as a Medium of Instruction) secondary school. In each institution, a stimulating learning environment is provided so that each child will receive a well-rounded, holistic education. The HKFYG LIVING Life Academy (LLA) strives to nurture young people to enjoy life and to see lifelong learning as something that can enable this joy through less formal platforms. The LLA provides a wide range of life-related courses which emphasise interests, hobbies, skills and experience to improve the quality of life.

Creativity Education and Youth Exchange
Through cutting-edge one-stop learning model of “Learn‧Apply‧Exchange” of HKFYG’s LEAD (Learning through Engineering, Art and Design) Project, the LEAD Lab and the Centre for Creative Science and Technology (CCST), interest and potential towards STEM education can be unleashed. Diversified science and creativity competitions, including The Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition, The Hong Kong FLL Robotics Tournament, The Hong Kong GreenMech Contest and The Creative Coder Competition continue to be organised, nurturing creativity and innovation. To encourage and provide exchange opportunities, the Youth Exchange Unit organises experiential study tours on different themes to the Mainland and overseas, which help shape a deeper understanding of the country, and develop a global perspective.

Leisure, Cultural and Sports Services
The HKFYG has four camps and outdoor activities centres, which offer diversified training programmes to enhance resiliency and self-confidence, strengthen teamwork and improve communication skills. The HKFYG Zhongshan Sanxiang Youth Training Centre provides experiential learning opportunities on Chinese history, culture and the socio-economic development of villages and towns. Platforms for music and the performing arts include the Hong Kong Melody Makers a cappella choir, the Hong Kong Youth Dance troupe, the Hong Kong Youth Band and the Hong Kong Youth Percussion.

Research and Publications
For the past 20 years, the Youth Research Centre (YRC) conducts evidence-based research, along with analytical support on youth concerns. The Journal of Youth Studies provides a forum for professional discussion on youth topics for the advocacy of policies for youth services. Youth I.D.E.A.S. (Ideals, Dedication, Engagement, Aspirations and Service) is a think tank and with the support of YRC, conducts research in the areas of (1) Employment and Economic Development; (2) Governance and Constitutional Development; (3) Education and Innovation; and (4) Society and Livelihood. The Professional Publications Unit is responsible for Federation books. There are two magazines, the English quarterly, Youth Hong Kong, for local and international audiences and the bi-monthly Chinese Youth S.P.O.T. magazine which provides a platform for young people to share their stories and experiences.

 

香港青年協會(簡稱青協)於1960年成立,是香港最具規模的非牟利青年服務機構。主要宗旨是為青少年提供專業而多元化的服務及活動,使青少年在德、智、體、群、美等各方面獲得均衡發展;其經費主要來自政府津貼、公益金撥款、賽馬會捐助、信託基金、活動收費、企業及個人捐獻等。

青協設有會員制度與各項專業服務,為全港青年及家庭提供支援及有益身心的活動。轄下超過70個服務單位,每年提供超過25,000項活動,參與人次近600萬。青協服務以青年為本,致力拓展下列12項「核心服務」,以回應青少年不斷轉變的需要;同時亦透過「青協 會員易」(easymember.hk )平台及手機應用程式,全面聯繫46萬名登記會員。

青 年 空 間
本着為青年創造空間的信念,青協轄下分佈全港各區的22所青年空間,致力聯繫青年,使青年空間成為一個屬於青年、讓青年發展潛能和鍛鍊的活動場所。在專業服務方面,青年空間積極發展及推廣三大支柱服務,包括學業支援、進修增值和社會體驗。各區的M21@青年空間,鼓勵青年發揮創意與想像力,透過媒體製作過程,加強對社區的歸屬感,促進與社區互動。近年青年空間更設有LEAD Lab,進一步為青少年提供在社區學習創意科藝的平台。「鄰舍第一」計劃也是社區青年工作的重要一環;而「社區體育」計劃則致力培養青年對團隊運動的興趣,從而推動團結、無懼、創新、奮鬥及堅持的信念。

M21 媒 體 服 務
青協致力開拓網上服務、社交網絡及新媒體,緊貼青少年的溝通模式,並主動加強與他們的聯繫。青協轄下M21多媒體互動平台,集媒體實驗、媒體教室和媒體廣播於一身。M21最大特色是「完全青年」,凝聚青少年組成製作隊伍,以新媒體進行創新和創作;其作品更可透過M21青協網台、校園電視和社區網絡進行廣播,讓他們的創意及潛能得到社會更廣泛認同和肯定。

輔 導 服 務
青協的全健思維中心結合學校社會工作組、青苗計劃、媒體輔導中心及青年全健中心的服務,透過「關心一線2777 8899」、「uTouch」網上外展、駐校社工及學生支援服務,全面為青年提供專業支援及輔導網絡,重點關注青少年的情緒健康、戀愛與性、學習障礙,以及媒體素養。

邊 青 服 務
青年違法防治中心透過轄下地區外展社會工作隊、深宵青年服務和青年支援服務,為面對危機、犯罪青少年、受害者及其家人,就「犯罪違規」、「性危機」及「吸毒」三大重點問題,提供預防教育、危機介入與評估,以及輔導治療。另外,中心亦推動專業協作和研發倡導。「青法網」和「違法防治熱線8100 9669」,為公眾提供青少年犯罪違規的資訊和求助方法。青協於上環永利街亦為有需要的青少年,提供短期住宿服務。

就 業 支 援
青協一直倡導「生涯規劃」概念,透過青年就業網絡,恆常舉辦多元化活動和升學就業支援服務,協助青少年順利由學校過渡至工作環境。為協助青少年實踐創業理想,青協自2002年起推行多個重點項目,包括:香港青年創業計劃、青協賽馬會社會創新中心、青年創業學及社創挑戰賽;另亦提供創業孵化計劃、種籽基金、共用辦公空間、創業導師及業務支援等。「前海深港青年夢工場」及每年舉辦的「世界青年創業論壇」則為本地初創青年創業者拓展中國內地及海外市場的商機。

領 袖 培 訓
青年領袖發展中心至今已為接近15萬名學生領袖提供有系統及專業訓練,並致力培育本地更多具潛質的青少年。其中《香港200》領袖計劃,每年選拔具領導潛質的青年學生,培養他們願意為香港貢獻的心志。而「香港青年服務大獎」,旨在表揚持續身體力行,以服務香港為己任的青年,期望他們為香港未來添上精彩一筆。中心與國際知名的「薩爾斯堡全球論壇」合作,在港舉辦培訓活動,讓本地青年開拓更廣闊的國際視野。青協已參與活化前粉嶺裁判法院,成為全港首間香港青年協會領袖學院,下設四個院校將重點培訓領袖技巧、傳意溝通、全球視野及社會參與。

義 工 服 務
青年義工網絡(簡稱VNET)是香港最大型並以青年為主要對象的義工網絡。現時登記義工人數已超過20萬,每年為社會貢獻超過80萬小時服務。每年舉辦的「有心計劃」,連繫學校與工商企業,合力推動學生服務社區之餘,亦鼓勵企業實踐公民責任。VNET近年推出「好義配」義工搜尋器(easyvolunteer.hk ),讓義工隨時搜尋合適的義工服務機會,真正達致「做義工,好義配」。

家 長 服 務
青協設有家長全動網,於網上提供豐富和最新資訊,並在各區提供專業調解服務,協助家長及其青少年子女化解衝突。另亦舉辦多元化的家長學習課程、講座、小組工作坊及家庭教育活動,鼓勵家長和青少年子女增進知識、同步成長。近年推出的「親子調解大使計劃」,旨在強化家長之間的支援網絡,促進家庭和諧。

教 育 服 務
青協設有兩所非牟利幼稚園及幼兒園、一所非牟利幼稚園、一所資助小學及一所直資英文中學。五校致力發展校本課程,配以優良師資及具啟發性的教學環境,為香港培養優秀下一代,達致全人教育的目標。青協生活學院則致力鼓勵青年享受生活、學習生活,讓持續學習與生活融為一體。學院的課程環繞興趣、技能和生活體驗,協助參加者拓展個人潛能,促進優質生活。

創 意 交 流
青協創意教育組於青年空間成立LEAD Lab ,透過著重「學習.應用.交流」的一站式創意科藝課程,致力培養青少年對STEM的興趣和潛能。此外,青協亦透過舉辦「香港學生科學比賽」、「香港FLL創意機械人大賽」、「香港機關王競賽」、「創意編程設計大賽」等,促進青少年的創新思維。此外,青協青年交流部致力提供國際交流機會,藉舉辦內地和海外體驗式考察和交流活動,協助青年加深認識國家發展,並建立國際視野。

文 康 體 藝
青協轄下四個營地及戶外活動中心,提供多元的康體設施及全方位訓練活動,增強青少年的抗逆力和個人自信,建立良好溝通技巧和團隊合作精神。設於國內中山三鄉的青年培訓中心,透過考察和體驗活動,促進青少年對中國歷史文化和鄉鎮發展的認識。此外,本會的「香港旋律」青年無伴奏合唱團、「香港起舞」青年舞蹈團、「香港樂隊」青年樂隊組合及「香港敲擊」青年敲擊樂團,致力培育青年對文化藝術的涵養及表演藝術才華,展現他們參與的創意與熱誠。

研 究 出 版
青協青年研究中心多年來持續進行有系統和科學性的青年研究。其中《香港青年趨勢分析》及《青年研究學報》,一直為香港制定相關政策和籌劃青年服務,提供重要參考。中心成立的青年創研庫,由本地年輕專業才俊與大專學生組成,就經濟與就業、管治與政制、教育與創新及社會與民生四項專題,定期發表研究報告。此外,青協專業叢書統籌組定期出版各類與青年工作相關的書籍;每季出版的英文刊物《香港青年》,就有關青年議題作出分析和探討,並比較香港與其他區域的青年狀況;雙月刊《青年空間》中文雜誌則為本地年輕人建立平台,分享他們的故事和體驗。

     
   
   
   
 
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