Friends of Youth
Befriend and mentor youths (12-19yrs) with parent/s presently/formerly incarcerated by harnessing their energy and talent into positive outcomes through Social, Physical, Relational, Emotional, Academic and Dollars (S.P.R.E.A.D) intervention.
FOY takes on an intervention approach of befriending youths whose parent(s) are presently or formerly incarcerated, to celebrate, harness and channel their energy and talents into positive outcomes.
Through activity-based programmes we mentor and impart moral values to the youths.
TARGET GROUP PROFILE
- Youths aged between 12 to 19 years old
- At least one parent presently/formerly incarcerated
- All race and religions
- No geographical boundary (ie. Island-wide)
Adolescence is a developmental phase where one seeks to “find himself/herself”. FOY activity-based programme employs a wholesome intervention and prevention approach through five components of services. These pillars are:
Moral Development – Impart moral values through talks to distinguish between right and wrong and character development
Personality Development – Develop a healthy self-esteem & forge a sense of identity. Formation of self-concept.
Skills Development – Life skills development through interest-based groups and leadership camps
Relational & Social Skills Development – Strengthen relationship with parents, siblings and peers of same/opposite sex through fun-filled activities.
Financial Assistance – Provide information and referral, food ration for needy families to bridge service gaps, and link them to referral of employment.