Powered by Youth (PBY) focuses on developing well-rounded, forward-thinking leaders who excel in being change-makers, taking action, and supporting the community. 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.
In the annual 2-day forum, 12-17 year olds learn from inspiring speakers and facilitators in breakout sessions: ‘Power Group’, focusing on personal strengths, and ‘Passion Group’ targeting social issues.
Groups then transfer their newfound powers and passion into creating their own Community Act!on Projects and have the opportunity to pitch to a judging panel for a chance to receive funding support from Kids4Kids. Successful projects join Act!on for a Cause and are allocated a Kids4Kids mentor to help deliver the project and measure its impact.
Powered By Youth aims to:
Engage young leaders in real life social issues
Encourage creative problem-solving of those issues
Provide a collaborative learning opportunity
Bring like-minded youth together from across the community
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
PBY Media Highlights:
2014 - Usher's New Look