Powered by Youth Forum (PBY) is an annual 2-day forum organized by Kids4Kids. Every year, we invite children aged 12 to 17, from different schools and different backgrounds to join this forum. It is delivered in partnership with Usher’s New Look, a U.S. based nonprofit organization that develops global youth leaders by providing access and awareness. PBY2018 is NOW open for application.
PBY provides platforms for students to engage with experts from different fields and like-minded youth from different backgrounds. Through hands-on learning experience, students are empowered to define themselves as innovative and socially responsible leaders, and to solve social problems in a creative and collaborative way. Participants also have a chance to win support from Kids4Kids to implement their community action projects.
On Day 1 of the forum, students will learn from inspiring speakers and facilitators in different "Power Group" and "Passion Group" workshops. The Power Groups focus on personal strengths, and Passion Groups target social issues. Students can form groups or work individually to transfer their newfound powers and passion into their own community action project ideas.
On Day 2, participants will experience hands-on learning and engage with experts on the field. They can finally sign up and pitch to a judging panel for a chance to bring their ideas to life. Selected projects will be allocated a seed funding of HK$5,000 and a Kids4Kids mentor to help implement the project in the following six to nine months.
Powered By Youth Forum aims to:
Bring like-minded youth together from across the community
Allow youth to meet and be inspired by experts from different fields
Provide a collaborative learning opportunity
Engage youth in local and international social issues
Train innovative problem solving skill
PBY works towards the following UN Global Goals:
Click here to find out more on PBY and the UN Global Goals.
Powered By Youth has:
- Inspired over 1,180 secondary school students from more than 156 schools and organizations across Hong Kong
Interested in Powered By Youth? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
PBY Media Highlights:
2014 - Usher's New Look