The event, which has opened for signups, will span over four months and provides youths with a valuable opportunity to make a change.
Looking to make a difference in Singapore but not sure how to start? The Youth Action Challenge (YAC) might be the answer you are looking for.
Taking place from October 2021 to January 2022, the YAC sets the stage for passionate youths (15 to 35 years old) to work together to provide solutions to important social issues prevalent in Singapore.
YAC Season 3 will focus on these four main themes: Mental wellbeing in the online space, Environment and sustainability (including sub-themes such as sustainable living and sustainable tourism), Support for vulnerable groups including the elderly and Low-wage workers jobs & mentoring.
The YAC journey begins with a context setting session to learn more about the four main issues. For those who have signed up alone, do not fret as there will be a team formation session where you’ll get to know other like-minded friends.
The context setting session and team formation sessions are likely to be held in-person but this may be subject to change depending on the COVID-19 situation.
Virtual workshops and classes will be conducted to equip youths with the necessary skills to make their ideas a reality. Participants will also have a chance to receive advice and feedback from industry experts.
All this will prepare participants for their final pitch which will be crucial in deciding the amount of funding the participants will receive to make their ideas a reality.
Check out the teams from YAC Season 2 here to gain some inspiration and see how far you can go during this event!
Singaporean and Singaporean permanent residents aged 15 to 35 years old can sign up for YAC Season 3. Foreigners are welcome to apply but should note that participating teams should comprise a majority of Singaporean or Singapore PR youth.
Registration for YAC Season 3 has already begun and will end on 15 Sep. There are limited vacancies, so if you are interested, don’t hesitate to register here.
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