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Teh Tarik Sessions @ The Red Box - Introduction to Social Services

Description

Keen to know more about what social services are about? Introduction to Social Services will equip new volunteers with knowledge on a hollistic overview of the social service landscape. In line with the thematic month of children, this session will also incorporate some discussion about issues regarding children's welfare in society.

 

Event Programme

7.00pm – Registration / Dinner

7.30pm – Introduction to YCS / Icebreakers

7.40pm - Start of sharing session by Ann Tat

9.15pm- Q & A session

9.30pm - End of session

*Dinner is provided

 

About our speaker

Mr Goh Ann Tat

Ann Tat holds a Graduate diploma in social work and a Master in Public Admin. Having served in the non-profit, education and public sector, Ann Tat is passionate about social and community development. Having been involved in youth work for some time, he believes that youths can be a force of change. He has been involved in various initiatives including supporting Engineering Good (a registered charity) in the beginning years.

Date
21/06/2018 (Single-Day)
Duration
7.30pm to 9.30pm
Apply By
20/06/2018
Location
The Red Box, 113 Somerset Road, S(238165), Level 2, Learning Hub
Type
Teh Tarik
Point-of-Contact
Edmond Kwek
Contact Email
Edmond_kwek@nyc.gov.sg
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Recess Time! - Children Sector

Description

When you volunteered with children at a YCS event...did you have fun doing various activities with children together? Interacted with children who gave you a memorable experience? Excited to share all these stories with other volunteers and make new friends?

Join us for the CYF Cluster Recess Time to hear about the stories of others who have volunteered, and be inspired to do more for the community. Especially for you, there will be fun games, small group conversations, and a special lucky draw!

Come with your open heart and mind, and it will be a memorable night of meeting new friends and learning :)

Dinner will be provided, with additional snacks/tidbits.

Registration begins at 6.45pm.

 

*Please note that priority will be given to those who have participated in Youth Corps' children-related events from April - June 2018. Accepted participants will receive a confirmation email*

 

This session will be hosted by the Children Youth Family (CYF) Cluster, so as long as you are interested to be part of a network that have the heart to serve the CYF sector, you are most welcomed! It's time to meet more people who are passionate about the areas that you are too.

Date
22/06/2018 (Single-Day)
Duration
6.45pm - 9.30pm
Apply By
21/06/2018
Location
The Red Box, Level 2 Learning Hub
Type
Social Event
Point-of-Contact
Lyana Yusof
Contact Email
Yuslyana_YUSOF@nyc.gov.sg
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Growthbeans Youth Circle: Sharing & Presenting with Impact

Description

We all value a good presenter and it is with this expectations that also cause us to fear presenting our ideas and experiences in front of an audience. 

However, being able to put across an idea or share an experience need not be that stressful. Come and join us to learn the key ingredients of sharing and presenting with impact. 

Growthbeans Youth Circle is a safe and non-judgemental space for youths to share and support one another. Discover and develop yourself while connecting with other youths.

 

Date
26/06/2018 (Single-Day)
Duration
7.00pm to 9.30pm
Apply By
25/06/2018
Location
The Red Box
Type
Action for Good
Point-of-Contact
Ong Shu Min
Contact Email
Ong_Shu_Min@NYC.gov.sg
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Big Brother Big Sister Programme Sharing Session

Description

We are looking for Big Brothers & Big Sisters to join us in creating regular fun-filled Saturdates for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder!

*This sharing session is only for youths who are interested to be part of the regular Big Brother Big Sister Programme. Compulsory training for the Big Brothers & Big Sisters will be on 7 July 2018, more information will be shared during the sharing session.

 

What does it take to bring joy to others?

1. Spend time with them

2. Indulge in a fun activity with them

3. Compliment them

4. Be their encourager

Bringing joy to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder is the same as bringing joy to any others. If you are confident and interested in doing the above four points, you are the big brother/ big sister we are looking for!

 

What is the Big Brother Big Sister Programme?

The Big Brother Big Sister (BBBS) programme is a regular series of Saturdates (Saturday + Playdates) where BBBS get to interact and befriend children and teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorder through fun-filled activities. These activities can range from art & craft, simple games, movie screening, sandwich making to many more!

Other than buddying the children and teenagers, BBBS can get a chance to plan the activities for the sessions too.  If you have an excellent idea or a fun game to play, simply rally other BBBS and plan a session!

 

About the Sharing Session

Come learn more about the Autism Spectrum Disorder! Hear about the Big Brother & Big Sister Programme & meet like-minded youths!

7.00pm  Registration & Introduction to YCS

7.15pm  Introduction to ASD & Uncover Challenges faced by caregivers

8.00pm  What is Big Brother & Big Sister Programme

8.20pm  Q&A

8.35pm  Ideation of Activities

9.00pm  End of Sharing Session

Date
29/06/2018 (Single-Day)
Duration
7.00pm to 9.00pm
Apply By
25/06/2018
Location
The Red Box
Type
Action for Good
Point-of-Contact
Ong Shu Min
Contact Email
Ong_Shu_Min@NYC.gov.sg
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Teh Tarik Sessions @ The Red Box - A Bully-free Singapore

Description

Bullying! We have heard about it, watched it and even “commented and shared” it. But what is bullying? What can we do?  Find out more as Singapore Children’s Society shares with you about it.

The objective of this session is to share strategies on managing bullying as bystanders and also providing the support needed for a victim to battle it. 

Come join Singapore Children's Society in learning more about how you can help identify the different forms of bullying, and how you can help to create a bully-free Singapore!

About Singapore Children's Society

Singapore Children’s Society started Bully-Free (BF) work in 2004 to address the issue of school bullying and its impact on those involved. The programme aims to promote a safe and supportive culture in schools with a zero tolerance stand towards bullying. In addition, our work aims to raise awareness on the topic among children, youth, parents, teachers and counsellors through talks, workshops, camps, campaign and roadshows.

About our speakers

Mr K Maathavan and Ms Andreanna Angeline Stewart

Mr Maathavan and Ms Andreanna carry out in developing content and conducting talks, workshops and camps for the Bully-Free Programme. They are also experienced in working with children and youth in curbing social issues, such as bullying, addiction and other challenges they face. 

 

Event Programme

7.00pm – Registration / Dinner

7.30pm – Introduction to Youth Corps Singapore / Icebreakers

7.40pm – What is Bullying?: A discussion

8.15pm – Lights, Camera & Action Part I

8.30pm – Strategies to manage bullying

8.50pm – Lights, Camera & Action Part II

9.10pm – Insta my Bully-Free

9.15pm – Q & A session

9.20pm – Photo taking

9.30pm – End of session

*Dinner is provided

 

 

Date
29/06/2018 (Single-Day)
Duration
7.30pm to 9.30pm
Apply By
28/06/2018
Location
The Red Box, 113 Somerset Road, S(238165), Level 2, Learning Hub
Type
Teh Tarik
Point-of-Contact
Edmond Kwek
Contact Email
Edmond_kwek@nyc.gov.sg
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Youth Corps Singapore Welcome Tea

Description

New to Youth Corps Singapore community? Join us for our Youth Corps Singapore's Welcome Tea!

Come learn more about what Youth Corps Singapore is about, what Youth Corps is doing in the community, and also find out more about the social service sector. Look forward to a night of activities and meet new like-minded friends! Mingle with other members, aspirants and leaders over dinner as you find out more about the upcoming volunteering opportunities available at Youth Corps Singapore. 

Come down to the welcome tea to hear direcly from our Youth Corps Leaders!

This session is hosted by the YCS Ambassadors.

Date
06/07/2018 (Single-Day)
Duration
6.45pm to 9.30pm
Apply By
02/07/2018
Location
The Red Box
Type
Welcome Tea
Point-of-Contact
Rachel Kwan
Contact Email
Rachel_KWAN@nyc.gov.sg
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Teh Tarik Sessions @ The Red Box - Conversations with Champions for Mental Health

Description

Ever felt a burning desire to advocate for the mental health sector but unsure of what to do?

Conversations with Champions for Mental Health” aims to raise awareness on how you can start being an advocate for mental health!

Our guest speakers from Campus PSY & Project Weave will be sharing on their experiences, advice to aspiring youths who wish to start their own ground-up initiatives in the mental health sector, and volunteer management.

So come on down for the opportunity to connect with like-minded youths and be inspired by our guest speakers!

About our speakers:

Ming Xiu is the Founder of Campus PSY (Peer Support for Youths), a youth-led ground-up initiative to promote mental health awareness through skills-based volunteerism and peer support training, to support youths with mental health issues.

He believes through the rallying of like-minded youths and the partnerships with various stakeholders from the youth, social service and education sectors, we can build a collaborative and inclusive ecosystem to improve youth mental wellness.

He has represented Singapore at the 30th ASEAN Summit Youth Interface with ASEAN Leaders as a Youth Corps Singapore leader, and the 2017 International Association of Youth Mental Health Conference.

Hayyu, founder of Project Weave, is a strong advocate for social inclusion for persons with mental health issues (PMHIs) within the community. Her experiences while interning at Club Heal (a charity organisation) and volunteering in other organisations fuelled her passion to serve and empower the marginalised. Besides leading Project Weave, Hayyu is also an educator and enjoys working with children and youths.

About Campus PSY:

Campus PSY (Peer Support for Youths) is a ground up initiative by a group of like-minded students from the tertiary institutions and young working professionals who wish to make a positive impact in the youth mental health landscape within Singapore, with hopes that their fellow peers in distress do not suffer mental health difficulties in silence and instead, take the brave step towards seeking professional help early for their mental health difficulties. Through efforts by Campus PSY, partnerships are built with professional organizations where students from tertiary educational institutes receive training to equip them with peer helping skills to reach out to fellow peers in distress, who may otherwise struggle alone as they fear shame and stigma from seeking help from family and professionals.

About Project Weave:

Project Weave is spearheaded by a group of youths, passionate towards the cause of mental healthcare community partners. Inspired by the individuals we have met and our volunteer experiences with mental health organisations, we seek to do our part in empowering and motivating persons with mental health issues (PMHIs) through their recovery and eventually into social re-integration. Also, we aim to aid in bridging the gap between members of the public and PMHIs by gradually eradicating the society’s stigma towards mental health issues.

Event Programme:

1900 – 1930hr: Dinner/Networking

1930 – 1945hr: Intro to YCS & Ice-breakers

1945 – 2100hr: Sharing session by volunteer groups

2100 – 2115hr: Dialogue/Q&A Session

2115 – 2130hr: Closing/Feedback/Group Photo

Date
06/07/2018 (Single-Day)
Duration
7.30pm to 9.30pm
Apply By
05/07/2018
Location
The Red Box, 113 Somerset Road, S(238165), Level 1, Friendship Lounge
Type
Teh Tarik
Point-of-Contact
Edmond Kwek
Contact Email
Edmond_kwek@nyc.gov.sg
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Growthbeans Coaching Series

Description

WHY COACHING

NO MORE VACANCY. Please email Shu Min to be on the waiting list.

Regardless of our age, roles and responsibilities, one of the key elements for our growth, well-being and personal success is to have an objective sounding board to help us gain more awareness and clarity of our lives and current situation. This is different from seeking advice from a friend or a mentor because the key to unlock our potential lies within us and not purely based on external advice. The Growthbeans coaching series is created to enable you to increase your personal awareness to gain clarity and overcome challenges faced in life. We make coaching accessible to you. Join us to experience coaching.

In this session, we will review the benefits of coaching and its relevance in the future of work. We will also go through some key elements of coaching, understand what it is and and what it is not, and have the opportunity to experience coaching. 

Participants coming for the session will be paired with a coach for individualised coaching, based on first-come first serve basis.

Date
10/07/2018 (Single-Day)
Duration
7.00pm to 10.00pm
Apply By
09/07/2018
Location
The Red Box
Type
Action for Good
Point-of-Contact
Ong Shu Min
Contact Email
Ong_Shu_Min@NYC.gov.sg
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Disconnect to Reconnect - A Smol Tok Conversation Series (Singapore theme)

Description

What is uniquely Singapore to you? What is your favourite Singlish phrase?

As we draw closer to National Day, let's explore the theme of Singapore - our identify, culture, quirks and your personal favourite stories of life as a Singaporean.

 

Make every conversation count. Play smol tok and create meaningful conversations

Join us at any Disconnect to Reconnect Sessions to reflect and share about your goals, values and hopes with fellow Youth Corps volunteers.

This time round, we are exploring the theme of Singapore.

 

smol tok card game​

Get to know people, minus the bullshit. The smol tok card game was created to get people talking and sharing openly about what matters to them.

Date
13/07/2018 (Single-Day)
Duration
7pm - 930pm
Apply By
06/07/2018
Location
The Alcove @ SMU
Type
Social Event
Point-of-Contact
Lyana Yusof
Contact Email
Yuslyana_YUSOF@nyc.gov.sg
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YEP Explores: Vietnam

Description

Keen to find out more about ongoing Youth Expedition Projects or community development efforts in Vietnam? Well, grab your friends and come on down to the Red Box for a fascinating afternoon with YEP as we hear from NGOs about their regional efforts while immersing ourselves in the culture that this captivating country has to offer.

Connect with like-minded people as we explore the culture of Vietnam through YEP Explores:

  • Hear first hand experiences from ECO Vietnam Group and more about their community development work in Vietnam
  • Make traditional Vietnamese toys, Tò He, a sculptured figurine from coloured glutinous rice
  • Indulge yourselves with an array of delicious and authentic Vietnamese cuisine

Vietnamese themed lunch with be served.

Remember to Sign up by 8th July 2018

Date
14/07/2018 (Single-Day)
Duration
1.30PM - 4.30PM
Apply By
08/07/2018
Location
The Red Box, 113 Somerset Road, S(238165)
Type
Social Event
Point-of-Contact
Nicholas Lee
Contact Email
Nicholas_Lee@nyc.gov.sg
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Leaders Circle x Linkedin

Description

<The session is exclusive for invited members and leaders, therefore your participation in the session is subjected to approval>

For our second session of Leaders Circle this year, we have partnered with Linkedin for a special session. With a mission to connect the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful, Linkedin is the world's largest professional network with hundreds of milions of members.

This session will especially be useful for those who are interested in taking your professional life more seriously; to look for new opportunities to grow or start your careers and to connect with other professionals. The session will comprise of

  • Building your Professional Branding: Tips and tricks on how to build your online profile to showcase your best attributes
  • Panel Discussion: Hear from experienced hiring managers on the best practices during an interview

Slots are limited so sign up quickly :)

Leaders Circle:

Leaders Circle is a platform for leaders to connect and learn from one another.

Date
26/07/2018 (Single-Day)
Duration
7pm - 10pm
Apply By
19/07/2018
Location
Linkedin HQ
Type
Social Event
Point-of-Contact
Lyana Yusof
Contact Email
Yuslyana_YUSOF@nyc.gov.sg
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Teh Tarik Sessions @ The Red Box - “Power to Decide! – Not just another motivational talk”

Description

The talk revolves around the “concept of IMPACT”. It goes beyond Dr Elmi’s personal story, beyond just telling but conceptually and contextually and showing how people’s aspirations are achievable, great things are possible and anyone can share a positive message and create a life of meaning.

Dr Elmi who has been volunteering at the grassroots since the age of 15 will also share the benefits of volunteering and how volunteering is one of the most rewarding things youths can do such as:

  • Gain confidence. Volunteering can help youths gain confidence by giving them the chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement.
  • Make a difference. Volunteering can have a real and valuable positive affect on people, communities and society in general.
  • Meet people. Volunteering can help youths meet different kinds of people and make new friends.
  • Be part of a community. Volunteering can help youths feel part of something outside your friends and family.
  • Learn new skills. Volunteering can help youths learn new skills, and sometimes even qualifications.
  • Take on a challenge. Through volunteering youths can challenge themselves to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents.
  • Have fun! Most youth volunteers have a great time, regardless of why they do it. 

About our speaker:

Dr Elmi Zulkarnain started his career with the Ministry of Education (MOE) as a General Education Officer (GEO). Starting out as a Contract Teacher, he underwent training at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in 2002.

He piloted many programmes and initiatives as a teacher and Subject Head of National Education and Social Studies and received numerous awards such as the inaugural Arif Budiman Outstanding Teacher Award [AGAB a National Award by MOE, Malay Language Council Singapore (MLCS) and Malay Language Teachers’ Union (KGMS)]. He received the Outstanding Youth in Education Award (OYEA) in 2012 and was privileged to attend a Professional Development Programme in New York, U.S.  He also attended many International Education Conferences such as the Learning Forward Conference in Boston, U.S.

Dr Elmi is an accomplished public speaker known for his high energy delivery and humorous approach. He is also an experienced Chief Facilitator and Forum / Dialogue Moderator. 

Dr Elmi continued his career with the public service by joining the National Community Leadership Institute (NACLI) in January 2014 as a Lecturer. He harnessed his teaching experience and curriculum planning expertise and combined them with his 15-year ground experience as a grassroots leader (GRL) starting out in the Youth Executive Committee (YEC), Malay Activities Executive Committee (MAEC) and then moving on to serve the Community Club Management Committee (CCMC) and currently serving as the Vice-Chairman of Tampines West Citizens Consultative Committee (CCC).  He had also served as a member of Malay Language Council Singapore (MLCS) from Sep 2014 to Sep 2016. 

About the organisation:

Elemantra Training and Event Consultancy is a one-stop Consultation Agency for Corporate Training, Language Coaching (Chinese & Malay), Event Management (Emcees, Professional Sound Equipment etc.), Indoor Team Building & Home Tuition (Elemantra Academy). The curriculum is developed and rolled out by its in-house Training & Development Team which has over 50 years of combined knowledge and experience.

Elemantra Training and Event Consultancy also specialises in planning and facilitating Indoor Team Buildings, Corporate Retreats, Company Workplans, Focus Group Discussions, Community Events, Weddings and Private Lifestyle Events.

Event Programme:

1900 – 1930hr: Registration / Dinner

1930 – 1940hr: Introduction to Youth Corps Singapore & Ice-breakers

1940 – 2100hr: Commencement of Talk

  • Making excellent life decisions
  • Increasing self confidence
  • Conquering your fears
  • Finding freedom, changing attitude

2100 – 2115hr: Q&A Session

2115 – 2130hr: Closing/Feedback/Group Photo

Date
02/08/2018 (Single-Day)
Duration
7.30pm to 9.30pm
Apply By
01/08/2018
Location
The Red Box, 113 Somerset Road, S(238165), Level 2, Learning Hub
Type
Teh Tarik
Point-of-Contact
Edmond Kwek
Contact Email
Edmond_kwek@nyc.gov.sg