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  • Story of Youth Division, MCYS

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  • Perspectives from policy makers in policy-making Presentation at National Youth Forum 2008 LKY School of Public Policy 31 October 2008 “ YOU th Have a Say ” The story of Youth Division, MCYS…
  • Activity
    • Imagine yourself as the Youth Minister today, what kind of change(s) do you envision for youth in Singapore; and how would you implement it?
    • You can share about aspirations for young Singaporeans
  • Overview
    • Process of policy-making
    • Youth Consultation Exercise
    • Youth Policy: Vision, Mission, Strategies
    • Youth Engagement Initiatives
      • Case study: *scape
    • Youth Development: Support Services
    • Sharing: What’s upcoming?
    MCDS was renamed as MCYS on 1 Sep 04
  • Dynamic process of policy-making 1. Initiation of Policy 2. Problem Identification & Evaluation 4. Evaluation and decision 3. Policy Options Identification 6. Policy & Outcomes Evaluation 5. Policy Implementation Policy-making process is iterative, non-linear and dynamic! Source: ‘A guide to Policy Development’ by the Civil Service College
  • “ YOUTH: CREATING OUR FUTURE”
    • KEY ISSUES
    "Step forward to make a difference to yourselves, to your fellow citizens and to Singapore.“ - PM Lee's call to younger Singaporeans, during his swearing-in speech on 12 Aug 04
    • KEY THEMES – Youth Workgroup Exercise
    • Youth Connect: Identifying with the Nation
    • Youth Biz: Nurturing Young Entrepreneurs
    • Youth Reloaded: Opportunities for All
    • Youth Action: Making a Difference
    Youth Consultation Exercise (2004) Rooted and Globally Oriented Youth Youth Participation in National Issues Building an Inclusive Society Community Involvement among Youth Marriage and Parenthood Character Development among Youth Engaging Youth in Diverse Sectors Economic Opportunity Aspirations of Youth Education Issues
  • Youth Policy
      • Vision: Inspired and Committed Youth
      • Mission: To Create an Environment in which Youth
      • Have a Say, Plant a Stake and Get Support
  • Plant a Stake Have a Say Plant a Stake: Youth Engagement Get Support: Youth Development Develop Youth Sector To have a say in national issues that matter to Singapore To realise their dreams and aspirations To promote youth leadership in the community Partnership with the National Youth Council and youth organisations To foster youth volunteerism and develop youth spaces Youth Policy
  • Dynamic process of policy-making 1. Initiation of Policy 2. Problem Identification & Evaluation 4. Evaluation and decision 3. Policy Options Identification 6. Policy & Outcomes Evaluation 5. Policy Implementation Policy-making process is iterative , non-linear and dynamic! PM’s call for youth to youth to step forward Youth Consultation Exercise Youth Workgroup Exercise Youth Policy: Inspired and Committed Youth - Review of policy objectives Youth Development and Youth Engagement initiatives and projects Source: ‘A guide to Policy Development’ by the Civil Service College
  • “ Implementation is policy. Communication is policy.”
    • - Extract from speech by Mr Lim Siong Guan, former Head, Civil Service at the Gallup Global Behavioural Economics Forum, 26 May 2008
    Policy deliver matters just as much as policy design - “implementation is policy”.
    • A community space for youth to be involved in the running of sports and recreational activities, arts performances, as well as social and community programmes
    Plant a Stake
    • Public consultation exercises on the design of *scape in July and Aug 2005
    Opening launch expected in 2010!
    • Design competition among tertiary students in Jan 2006
    Youth Engagement Plant a Stake
  • Extreme Skatepark
    • A venue of international standard for extreme sports enthusiasts in Singapore, catering to aggressive inline skating, biking and skateboarding .
    • Located at East Coast Park
    • To be launched in 2009
    Plant a Stake
    • Youth Development: Support Services
    Get Support
    • Partner Volunteer Welfare Organisations and youth agencies to work with youth at risk of dropping out of schools , to help them overcome the challenges and realise their full potential
    • Key Policy: Minimise at-risk behaviors, and delinquency
    • A first-stop resource portal for community participation , and a virtual space for youth expression.
    • A platform where young Singaporeans share ideas, make new friends and start their own projects.
    • Have your say at http://www.youth.sg/forum
    • (National Youth Forum and PM’s Dialogue 2008: Our People, Our Future, Our Society, Our Economy)
    Have a Say Youth.SG
  • What’s Upcoming!
    • Youth Resource Guide
    • Useful summary on youth-focused programmes and resources
    • Youth Olympics
    • Play a part as volunteers at the inaugural Youth Olympics Games 2010!
    • For ITE, Poly and University students , please register through your schools if you are interested.
    • For the latest volunteer opportunities, log on to: www.singapore2010.sg .
  • Resources
    • Youth.SG portal: www.youth.sg
    • Ministry of Community Development, Youth & Sports: http://www.mcys.gov.sg
    • Youth Consultation Exercise (2004): “Creating our Future”- See website for details of the report: http://app.mcys.gov.sg/web/youth_main.asp
    • National Youth Council: http://www.nyc.pa.gov.sg
  • Q & A