08 Mar '11, 6am

DTN Singapore: MCYS rolls out initiatives to enhance support system for youths at risk: SINGAPORE: The Ministry

DTN Singapore: MCYS rolls out initiatives to enhance support system for youths at risk: SINGAPORE: The Ministry

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) is rolling out a slew of initiatives aimed at enhancing the support system for youths at risk. This was revealed in Parliament on Tuesday during the debate on the budget for the MCYS. The focus of the initiatives is on coordinating efforts across agencies, strengthening upstream intervention and getting communities involved. Among the initiatives is an inter-ministry Central Youth Guidance Office that will focus on early intervention. Under this initiative, there will be a new Youth GO! Programme that will be piloted in a Family Service Centre in North East Community Development Council. This will be done in the second half of 2011. It will target at-risk youths in the community who are aged between 12 and 21, and not receiving any form of support. There will be three pillars of intervention: outreac...

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