CDC (Community Development Council) has initiated a new programme for the youth. The programme is named Imagine!. The programme is developed to encourage the youths to contribute to the society. The youths are persuaded to give back to the society by conducting significant community projects. CDC will allot S$500,000 every year to fund the youth’s projects or initiatives.
Youths are thankful for this opportunity. The program has two funding models depending on the experience of the youth. Those who are not that familiar with community issues will be given a total of up to S$2,000 per project. For youths that are familiar with community issues and wish to get on larger initiatives, they will be given a total of up to S$10,000 per project.
Aside from this programme, as a parent, how can you empower or encourage your youth? Here’s a look:
Your youths should know that you are always there to support them no matter what happens. When youths know that they are supported all the time, they will be confident and strong.
Whatever you learned in the past can be useful to your youths. You should impart your knowledge and wisdom so they will know what to expect and how to deal with things. You should also teach your youths values that will make a difference.
Join their initiatives
Your youths will be thankful especially if they know you are joining their initiatives. You should do your best to inspire and motivate your youths to contribute to the society. You can for instance you can take part in brainstorming.
Youths are said to be the future leaders. They should be empowered so when it is their time to lead Singapore, they have a strong foundation.