Beautiful People SG Ltd
Beautiful People is a volunteer platform of caring volunteers helping to support children and youth in welfare homes, young families, and women on probation to find direction in life and to become valued members of society. Beautiful People is a volunteer movement powered by the vision of making every dream a possibility. Our vision is to create a world in which we are “One loving family: Every dream a possibility”. Beautiful People is a platform for building mentoring relationships that change lives. The Beautiful People family journeys together in an adventure of highs, lows and turning points to discover, pursue and fulfill dreams.
Beautiful People started as a programme under Beyond Social Services in 2006 with a focus on teenage girls.
In 2009, we launched our flagship programme My Beautiful Life, a structured mentoring programme that takes mentor Big Sisters and mentee Little Sisters through facilitated group discussions on topics such as self-awareness, self-worth, building social networks, setting goals, communications, teamwork as well as conflict and stress management. s through key transitions, especially after their discharge from the Homes back into their families and the community.
The Beautiful People mentoring model has been replicated in new areas, including the workplace (Good Work!, 2013), Prison (Free for Good, 2014), the lives of our young mums (Families For Families, 2014) and even community services both locally and overseas (GLOW – Growing Love Over the World, 2015).
In 2015, Beautiful People became a legal entity, Beautiful People SG Ltd. A Dream Fund was set up to help disadvantaged youth with no, or limited, family support in independent living and education sponsorship.
In 2016 – our 10th year – Beautiful People established yet another significant milestone with the launch of our first boys’ programme, Heroes’ Journey.
In 2017, Beautiful People started visits to Singapore Girls’ Home to continue our mentoring journey with girls from our partner homes sentenced there by juvenile court. We also launched the Graduate Mentoring Programme for discharged youth to inspire personal growth and career development.
We also started the Little Giant Steps programme for children aged 6 to 12 in welfare homes and in the community protection centres and foster care. We provide social and emotional support for the young ones who have experienced trauma in their lives.
Intended use of funds through the YFC 2019 programme
The funds will be used to support our mentoring programmes at various partner homes in 2019.
Engaging and involving the YFC participants
1. Volunteer Orientation at Beautiful People office
YFC participants will be invited to attend a briefing session to understand more about our volunteer movement and the mentorship programmes we run
2. Beautiful People Human Library
YFC participants will meet with mentors and mentees to learn about their mentoring journey and how the relationships support them
3. Beautiful People Family Day
The Beautiful People Family Day is an annual event that brings together mentors and mentees over the years together with their families to celebrate the Beautiful People Family. The event is organised by our Young Leaders, mentees who have stepped up to play a bigger role in the Beautiful People movement. The programme is an opportunity for our mentees to be empowered planning the event and for them to contribute back to the Beautiful People Family.
YFC participants are invited to join our Young Leaders event management training for the Family Day.