Different stakeholders such as parents, mentors, youth, government, NGOs and business organisations, etc. all play a vital role in the career and life planning (“CLP”) process of the youth. We hold fast to the principle of “Work for Youth, Work with Youth, and Work by Youth”. By establishing the collaborative platform with different stakeholders, we hope to build and promote an enabling environment for youth to achieve meaningful engagement.
The Four Mentoring/Partnership Schemes
The CLAP for Youth @ JC (“The Project”) has a longing to invite people from all walks of life to support young people in CLP by taking different roles in the four mentoring/partnership schemes, including the “University Mentoring Scheme”, the “Business Mentoring/Partnership Scheme”, the “Parent Youth Mutual Support Scheme” and the “Community Mentoring/Partnership Scheme”.
Apart from establishing a mentoring relationship which stresses on the overall development of the mentee, we also encourage stakeholders to serve as a coach or a facilitator to interact with youth on specific areas of interest and work. Through different forms of interaction, we want to support young people with regard to self-understanding, career management competencies, and support network conducive to promoting personal development.
If you wish to become a partner of the program, please don’t hesitate to contact our five District Service Teams.
The University Mentoring Scheme (In collaboration with the Office of Student Affairs, HKBU)
The University Mentoring Scheme (“UMS”) aims to stimulate young people to live a different life by engaging university students to be the companions of young people in the course of participation in activities. University students recruited will serve as “Youth Facilitator”. After they have completed the fundamental training programme, they can choose to continue their service or to take the advanced training to become “Youth Mentor”. Qualified youth facilitators will be dedicated to organising activities and sharing sessions of serious leisure and enjoying the fun with young people while youth mentors will work with young people to develop a serious leisure and explore related occupational opportunities. Through the establishment of a learning and support environment, we hope that both youth mentors and young people can develop a better self-understanding, broaden their life experiences, and equip themselves with skills.
With the support from the Hong Kong Baptist University Office of Student Affairs and the HKCS Career and Life Adventure Planning Service Team (Kowloon West), the pilot round of the UMS had been launched in November 2015. After going through a briefing session and an interview, around 30 students were recruited to become youth facilitators. After a training and service period of ten months, the Scheme was completed with a University Mentoring Scheme Award Presentation Ceremony held in November 2016.
Drawing on the experience from the pilot scheme, we have extended the UMS to the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the second round of the Hong Kong Baptist University UMS was also launched in September 2016.
Through organising a clam digging event with Youth Facilitators, the DST of HKCS hopes to support young people in discovering their potentials.
Using cooking as a platform, Youth Facilitators aim to support young people in exploring their talents.
Facilitators and young people explore their sports potentials by experiencing airsoft practical shooting together.
Youth Mentor and a mentee share about their views about the future and extend their blessings to each other with the guidance of a social worker.