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Children and Youth Centres (CYCs)

Service Description

Children and Youth Centres are established to encourage children and youth to engage in worthwhile activities and pursuits, allowing them to organise their own groups and to reach out into the community with a view to assisting them with their personal development. Through guidance and support, family and other personal relationships should be enhanced and community and international perspectives developed.

To help children and youth to face new challenges and difficulties in their personal growth and / or changing environment and circumstances, four core programmes are provided:

  • Guidance and counselling service
  • Supportive service for young people in disadvantaged circumstances
  • Socialisation programmes
  • Development of social responsibility and competence

To offer opportunities for children and youth to spend their leisure time constructively, non-core programmes such as drop-in service, interest groups, summer youth programmes and study/reading room service are also provided to meet their needs.

Target Group

They serve children and youth aged 6-24 on neighbourhood basis.

Application Procedures

All children and youth can approach the centres direct for enquiry and application.

Fees and Charges

The annual membership fee is standardised at $29 while the programme fees depend on the nature of activities and the cost incurred.

Operating Hours of  Children and Youth Services Centres (CYCs)

Generally speaking, CYCs have different operating hours and there are three types of sessions, i.e. morning session (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.), afternoon session (2 p.m. to 6 p.m.) and evening session (7 p.m. to 10 p.m.).  Given the centres' operating are subject to change to suit operational needs, please contact individual centre for exact operating hours.

List of Children and Youth Centres (CYCs)

At present, there are 22 CYCs over the territory. The name, address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address of the CYCs can be downloaded here:

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