08 Mar '11, 2pm

More help and earlier for atrisk youth

More help and earlier for atrisk youth

Called the Youth GO! Programme (YGP), it is meant to fill gaps within the support networks for youth. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG MORE 'upstream' programmes will be launched to help troubled youth well before they end up on the wrong side of the law. Among other measures, the Government is rolling out a $1.2 million pilot programme to reach out to youth-at-risk who are not covered by other schemes. Called the Youth GO! Programme (YGP), it is meant to fill gaps within the support networks for youth. Another $1 million will go towards developing a database about such youth between the ministries of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS), Education and Home Affairs. They can use the information for research and for deciding on policy and programmes, said MCYS minister Vivian Balakrishnan during the debate on his ministry's budget on Tuesday. He also announced that $60 ...

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