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. Each institution has a stimulating learning environment so that each child receives a well-rounded, holistic education. The HKFYG LIVING Life Academy (LLA) encourages lifelong learning 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
STEM education is provided by the cutting edge, one-stop learning model of “Lead‧Apply‧Exchange”, a key component of the LEAD (Learning through Engineering, Art and Design) Project. This is delivered through The LEAD Lab and the Centre for Creative Science and Technology (CCST). There are many diversified science and creativity competitions, including The Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition, The Hong Kong FIRST Robotics Tournament, The Hong Kong GreenMech Contest and The Creative Coder Competition. 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 25 years, the Youth Research Centre (YRC) conducts evidence-based research and analysis to look into the challenges, concerns, needs and development of young people. Youth I.D.E.A.S. (Ideals, Dedication, Engagement, Aspirations and Service) is a local youth think tank, who with the support of YRC, conducts research in the areas of the (1) Economy; (2) Governance; (3) Education; and (4) Livelihood, and advocates policy alternatives for the betterment of Hong Kong. The Professional Publications Unit is responsible for Federation books and promoting reading and writing among young people. 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.