Citi-YMCA Youth For Causes (YFC) is a community initiative started by Citi and the YMCA of Singapore in 2003. Funded by Citi Foundation, the programme is a catalyst to promote social entrepreneurship and community leadership development among Singapore youths. It provides youths aged 15 to 25 with a platform which includes seed funding, training and volunteer mentorship for executing social entrepreneurship projects to raise public awareness, funds and mobilize volunteers for Voluntary Welfare Organizations (VWOs) of their choice. YFC complements the “Values in Action” (VIA) programme as part of Ministry of Education’s Character and Citizenship Education. The youth, comprised in teams of four, will demonstrate values such as harmony, respect and responsibility as they champion their social causes.

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Jan to Mar 2014 Publicity Drive for YFC 2014

Sat, 18 or 25 Jan 2014

Breakfast Briefing for Schools & VWOs
1 Feb to 23 March 2014 Online Application Period of YFC Project Proposals
Sun, 23 March 2014 Deadline for Online Submission of YFC Project Proposals
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 YFC Selection Interviews
Wed, 23 Apr 2014
Sat, 26 Apr 2014
Mentors Briefing Sessions
Thurs, 22 May 2014 YFC Official Launch
22 May to 7
Sept 2014
YFC Project Implementation Period (15 weeks)
Sat, 31 May 2014 YFC Leadership Boot Camp
Sat, 31 May 2014
Sat, 7 June 2014
YFC Skills Enhancement Workshop

Thu, 11 June 2014
Sat, 15 June 2014
Thu, 18 June 2014
Sat, 21 June 2014
Thu, 25 June 2014

Sat, 28 June 2014


YMCA-NUS Business School Volunteer Service Management Programme (VSMP)
1. Social Concerns and
2. Planning
3. Budgeting
4. Organising
5. Leading
6. Control for Performance
7. Fund Raising and Marketing
8. Safety Management
9. Events Management
Sun, 14 Sept 2014 Submission of YFC Final Report
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 YFC Project Showcase
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 YFC Awards Showcase
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 YFC Awards Celebration