Duration: December 2017 – Present
Initiator & Funder:
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
There has been a paradigm shift in the skills young people need today, and the kind of support they hope to seek outside of family and school. What role do Integrated Children and Youth Services Centres (ICYSCs) in Hong Kong play in this? This project aims to tackle the question of how youth workers and their respective organisations can keep up with the fast-changing social landscape and help young people become future-ready change makers in the community.
Good Lab is the capacity building partner of this three-year youth service innovation programme initiated by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Coupled with the skill-based training provided by our technical partners for ICYSCs in the four tracks, namely Arts for Change, Social Technology, New Media, and Maker Education, we strengthen social workers’ capacities to innovate new work approach and co-create solutions with youth for the community.
With design thinking at the core of our approach, we have been providing for the 16 participating ICYSCs bespoke training and consultation. We also create networking opportunities to facilitate knowledge exchange among the youth workers and promote cross-sector collaboration. Our capacity building programme is expected to cultivate a trial-and-error, and more importantly, changemaker mindset among youth workers, thus enabling them to empower youth to become socially conscious changemakers too.
Impact to Date
- Enabled social workers to experiment a new work approach with youth using fresh skills and a community development perspective
- Cultivated a changemaker mindset among youth workers through design thinking and innovation training
- Established connections between youth workers and innovative agencies to foster cross-sector collaboration
For details, refer to project website at http://jcyouthcreate.hk/en/partners/.