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On 29 July 2016, a team of social service practitioners and evaluators came together to share their experiences, expertise and opinions related to the topic of youth outreach in Singapore. This session, titled “The Journey of Youth Outreach in Singapore”, is framed by a focused discussion of youth-related issues in Singapore and an evaluation of Youth GO! – a programme piloted by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). This programme was initiated with the aim of supporting at-risk youth, through proactive engagements with them in community congregation areas and hotspots that are popular among youths.
1. Ms Nancy Ng – Director, Professional Practice Development, Ministry of Social and Family Development
2. Ms Jolynn Ang – Social Worker at Youth GO! (North East), Care Corner Singapore Ltd.
3. Mr Benjamin Yeo – Social Worker & Team Leader of Youth GO! (Southwest) Team, Fei Yue Community Services
4. Dr Ng Kok Hoe – Assistant Professor at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Designations as of 29 July 2016.
Below is a summary of the key points shared at the session:
Key Causes of Juvenile Delinquency
Worrying Trends Among Youth Today
What is Street Outreach?
Processes Involved in Street Outreach:
Evaluation of the Youth Street Outreach Programme, Youth GO!
Future Considerations for Youth Outreach