|Unit 1A-B, 2/F, Millennium Trade Centre, 56 Kwai Cheong Road, Kwai Chung, New Territories, Hong Kong.
|Room 1-4, G/F, Ngan Ping House, Long Ping Estate, Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong
Created and funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the ten-year Trust-initiated Project CLAP@JC is Hong Kong’s first cross-sectoral support platform on career and life development (CLD), aiming to foster a sustainable ecosystem by bringing together the education, business, and community sectors to smoothen the transition from school to work for all youth. The project encourages youth to “LIVE DIFFERENT, LIVE FULL” and maximise their endless potential through setting sail to a unique life journey.In the first five years, CLAP@JC has successfully engaged with 30,000 youths and trained over 4,000 teachers and 1,800 social workers. Building on the experience gained, CLAP@JC has benchmarked with global CLD-driven practice, and en route to formulate a localised framework of career and life development “CLAP HK Benchmarks”, which will be implemented in one third of Hong Kong secondary schools. In community and workplace, the CLD-driven intervention will be promoted in over 70 mainstream youth services units and pre-employment trainings. The project targets to benefit 160,000 youths and envision the younger generation to be able to achieve meaningful lives and aspire to make positive contributions to society. For details, please visit https://clap.hk/ .
Led by The Education University of Hong Kong, the implementation of programme will cover three cohorts of Network Schools (each lasts 2 years) reaching up to 144 schools over five years, covering about approximately one third of local secondary schools. Over the programme period, Network Schools will self-evaluate and plan their school-based CLD provisions using the HKBM with critical friend support provided by a cross-disciplinary HKBM team from education, social work and business sectors, which aims to bring in their knowledge and insights to build sustainable whole school CLD provisions. HKBM is a systematic self-improvement framework for schools to build quality CLD provisions that can be benchmarked with global standards. It aims to empower schools to add value to their existing CLD efforts through a strategic lens.
Instead of adopting specialised services team approach as in Phase I, we will establish specialised CLD units in six resource NGO partners to integrate CLD into various subvented youth services in Phase II. In HKCS, Yuen Long District Youth Outreaching Social Work Team is one of service units to provide a one-stop CLD support for young people, who will have their unique CLAP journeys and participate in different activities that are relevant to their needs. There are two main stages within CLAP@JC Community Intervention, which are the activation and navigation stages: