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About the Singapore Mentoring Alliance:
The Singapore Mentoring Alliance is a ground up initiative rallied around the cause of mentoring in Singapore. The Alliance now consists of 11 youth agencies who will participate in developing a standardized mentoring programme framework. The Alliance provides unique and structured opportunities for participating agencies to put in their strengths and vast experiences in youth mentoring.
As participating agencies, the Alliance interacts through a regular work group meeting and Communities of Practice (CoP). The CoP aims to get the involvement of more like-minded youth agencies with a common passion, interest and knowledge in youth mentoring programmes
The Alliance currently has also rallied together 9 youth agencies to run a 1-year mentoring programme that follows a common programme framework that looks at youths with low to high risk needs.
About the National Mentoring Summit 2019:
This Summit is a part of a national mentoring movement, and is a ground-up initiative by the Singapore Mentoring Alliance, to promote and instill mentoring into our culture nationally. The Summit is done with the support from the Government and Community Stakeholders. In addition, Ms Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth & Trade and Industry, has agreed to grace the occasion and lend the Summit her support as Guest of Honour.
For the Summit, the goals are:
Anyone who is interested in mentoring.
About the Keynote Speakers:
A Colombo Plan Scholar, Mr Jason Wong spent over 23 years in the Singapore Civil Service, having held positions such as the Deputy Director cum Chief of Staff of the Prisons Service, Chief Executive Officer of SCORE (Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises), and Senior Director working with at-risk children and youth at the Ministry of Social and Family Development.
Jason founded the Yellow Ribbon Project in 2004 and the Dads for Life movement in 2009. Since leaving public service in 2013, he has been volunteering as Board Chairman, Focus on the Family and a Board Director at Centre for Fathering. He had sat on COMPASS (MOE Council) for 2 terms and is currently sitting on ACCORD (MINDEF Council).
Over the years, he had mentored many ex-prisoners, fathers, and young people. Jason is married with two children.”
He has been called “Mentor to the Mentors” and is currently the CEO and founder of Youth Mentoring Connection (YMC), a youth service organisation that brings caring adults into the lives of “at-risk” youths in the Los Angeles area, serving over 600 youths each year. To date, since November 2000, YMC has served over 6000 youths.
Once a successful businessman, Tony found his passion in working with young people; sold his business and now spends all of his time and energy dedicated to connecting youths with mentors in their communities. He has conducted Rites of Passage, Healing Circles and various speciality offerings such as surfing and film making.
Tony’s approach blends “old wisdom” and practices with modern youth development theory to create robust structured programmes that keep mentors and mentees coming back for each other, turning even the most troubled youths’ lives around.
His methods are being replicated all over the world, with agencies from Singapore, China, Jamaica, Africa and Peru studying and applying his methodology.
Metropolitan YMCA Singapore, 60 Stevens Road, Singapore 257854
Participants will be contacted once registration is done and payment details will be shared.
Payment is to be made before attendance for the Summit will be confirmed. Please note that all payment is to be made before 25th January 2019 (day of the Summit).
In the event that a participant has paid for the Summit but is unable to attend, there will not be any refund of the fees. However, a replacement for the Summit is allowed.
Other useful information:
The nearest mosques are:
Both mosques are 3 minutes’ walk away from Metropolitan YMCA.
If there are further enquiries about the Summit, you are welcome to write to email@example.com
Please register here.
Hi volunteers! Thank you for signing up for REACH Flag Day 2019, on 20 July 2o19 Saturday.
What to bring along:
Things to note:
Where to report & collect the tin cans:
*For more detailed information on exactly where to report, click here to download: FLAG DAY LOCATION
Things you need to know before you start the flag day:
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2. Read the Volunteer guide & FAQ, click here to download
3. Refer to the Dos and Don’ts video:
For any enquires, kindly email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is it for?
The Marriage Enrichment Programme@REACH is for couples who are married and are exploring ways to enhance their marriage. It will be a wonderful opportunity for the couples to reconnect on a deeper emotional level.
The course is based on proven principles designed for all couples to learn what he or she needs to do to make their marriage better. As a result, each couple leaves the weekend with a whole tool box full of tools that can lift them to a higher level.
What can I expect?
Our team of counsellors will facilitate a short presentation coupled with hands-on experiential sessions to reinforce the learning. So, expect a warm atmosphere, laughter, media clips, real-life examples and thought-provoking ideas for you to share as a couple. Also, be rest assured that you will not be asked to share anything personal within a group setting; you will discuss each topic privately as a couple. The weekend is all about giving you space to grow together.
What would you explore?
Whatever state your marriage is in now; it can be even better! Those who come feeling great about their marriage; will go home with desire and tools to make it even greater. For those whose marriage may be struggling, it truly is a lifesaver.
Areas covered include:
Foundation of Love – Marital foundation and drift
Communicating Love – Marital Dance
Broken Love – How to rebuild trust?
Intimate Love – Intimacy
Love Always – Creating Shared Meaning
Take this opportunity to truly enrich your marriage and bring it intentionally towards a more fulfilling level!
REACH Community Services Society’s Donor and Volunteer Appreciation Tea is coming up!
We would like to acknowledge and celebrate your efforts that has inspired many of our beneficiaries.
Event details are as follows:
Date: 18 November 2017
Time: 1:30pm – 5pm
Venue: PICNIC Singapore
See you there!
Help your child master their emotions and witness your relationship with them grow!
Raising Emotionally Healthy Children Workshop
Workshop fees –
$30.00 per pax
$60.00 per couple
Venue: REACH Counselling Centre, Block 307 Shunfu Road #01-137 (S)570307
Breaking Free is a rich resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, counsellors, social workers, lay counsellors and volunteers who work with addicts, inmates and ex-offenders. It celebrates triumph over addiction; it seeks to encourage those in the throes of addiction—alcohol, drugs gambling, love and sex addiction, emotional co-dependency etc.—by showing them a way out.
The two-hour Book Launch is conceived for counsellors, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, lay counsellors, religious leaders and industry experts in the helping profession.
Attendees can expect stimulating discussions, moving songs and book readings.
Glenn Lim, CEO and Founder Glenn Lim Consultancy, obtained a Masters in Counselling. Glenn Lim Consultancy is a strategic & organisational development consultancy and Architects of Life. He is a youth specialist, adjunct lecturer and master trainer. A highly sought after keynote speaker at many local and regional youth conferences, Glenn has worked with youth since 1996, and conducts workshops for trainers, youth workers, leaders, parents and educators. Glenn is Commonwealth Youth Ambassador (ASEAN) and former Youth Ambassador (Republic of Singapore). He has won the Singapore Youth Award 2005, the Outstanding Young Singaporean Award 2006, the ASEAN Youth Award 2006, the distinguished Outstanding Young Person of the World Award 2007 and the Asian Challengers and Mentors ”Most Inspiring Mentor” Award 2008. Glenn advises and serves on various national initiatives, like the National Youth Mentoring Committee, Scape Programming Committee, National Youth Council, National Arts Council, ASEAN Youth Festival, Yellow Ribbon Project, and also serves as a Board Director in Teen Challenge Singapore.
Ms Ang Poh Wah obtained a Degree in Psychology, and has worked with people with addictions since 1992. She is currently a Free Lance Trainer.
She has worked in SAF Counselling Centre for six years in the Drug Rehabilitation Branch counselling male addicts. She joined The Turning Point as its Director from end 1997 to early 2001. She joined SCORE from 2002 to 2003. As her heart was still drawn to addiction work, she decided to join Highpoint Halfway House from 2004 to 2007. Currently, Poh Wah works part-time doing freelance work and trains counsellors through the Social Service Institute, Prison Fellowship Singapore and Christian Counselling Services. In addition, she is involved in project work with Fei Yue and Lakeside FSC. She also works with male inmates in Changi Prison who are in the pre-release phase of treatment. Moreover, she helps out with Women in Recovery Association (WIRA), a secular organisation which assists recovering female addicts in the community.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ms Rona Tan believes in demonstrating compassion, empathy and warmth in counselling. She graduated with Masters of Social Science (Counselling and Psychotherapy) from Edith Cowan University, Western Australia and Bachelor of Arts (English Literature and Sociology) from the National University of Singapore. Rona has been a secondary school teacher and served as a counsellor at Care Corner Family Service Centre and Kaki Bukit Centre (Former Prison School). She had also counselled at Raffles Girls School (Secondary). She is currently counselling in a local IB school for artistic students. She also currently lectures part-time on counselling at SIM University and a local polytechnic.
The book launch is held in conjunction with REACH Community Services Society, Youth services. Fifty per cent of profits from books sold will benefit REACH Community Services Society and Prison Fellowship Singapore in support of their work and beneficiaries. Visit http://www.forgottenyouth-movement.com/ for more details of REACH Community Services Society Youth service.
Book sales are by Cash only. Each book is sold at $24. A package of 5 books will have a special price of $22 each. Here’s the link that provides an overview of the book https://victoryoveraddictionblog.wordpress.com/.
REACH Bursary and Mentoring Programme is in its 9th year running and it has helped countless low-income families by relieving financial stress when it comes to school-related expenses.
REACH Bursary and Mentoring Programme is unique because the bursary awards are handed out to applicants based on potential instead of good academic results.
Most bursary awards are given to needy students who are doing well in studies while in the case of REACH, the bursary awards are given to needy students who are struggling in their studies.
The bursary award is given in two parts – once at the commencement of the Bursary and Mentoring Programme and once at their graduation from the programme. Recipients of the bursary award will have to go through the year-long mentoring programme before they can graduate and receive the second part of the award.
Mentors guide the recipients in their studies and positively influence their thoughts, speech and behaviour through sharing their live experiences and coaching.
This year, 113 recipients will receive a total of $78,000. Through the generous donations and support from Grace Assembly of God and other donors, the youths are given the opportunity to improve holistically through the programmes in REACH.
Date: 16 March 2017
Time: 7.30PM to 9.30PM
Venue: Grace Assembly of God, Level 1, Galilee Hall
355 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247960
The Watoto Christian Choir will be performing their ‘Oh, What Love” production which has been performed around the globe. The choir will share their amazing stories overcoming obstacles through their vibrant and colourful voices and catchy dance moves.
You can expect being enthralled and inspired by a world class choir performance that have been impacted by their environment.
Dr Patrick Liew is the Managing Partner of Global Enterprise Exchange as well as the founder of Success Resources, one of the largest seminar organizer in the world.
Dr Liew provides leadership and advisory services to many professional and charity organisations. He has been actively involved in supporting humanitarian, philanthropic and charity causes. Dr Liew has also helped organise many social missions and has helped set four records in the Singapore Books of Records as well one record in the Guinness World Records.
Dr Liew is the recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Social Contribution, The Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award as well as the Global Leader Award.
ABOUT THE CHOIR
Established in 1994, the Watoto Children’s Choir has been touring the world as advocates for millions of African children orphaned because of AIDS. Their iconic performance ‘Concerts of Hope’ had a global audience, which includes the United States of America’s White House as well as Britain’s Buckingham Palace. Each member of the choir had experienced the loss of loved ones while younger. They were rescued since then and have been staying in a Watoto Village.
Watoto Christian Choir’s all new production ‘Oh, What Love” brings the audience along on an emotional journey from despair to joyous celebrations with its vibrancy, urban sounds as well as colours along with the heartfelt stories shared by the choir’s children.
Please RSVP by 1 March 2017, Wednesday through this link or by clicking on the image above. Individual and/or Group registration are available through the registration link.
This is an event not to be missed!
For any enquiries, please contact Mr Matthew Chan at TEL: 9295 1354.
See you there!
On 19 May, the third annual REACH Charity Golf took place at the Seletar Country Club to raise funds for the beneficiaries of REACH Community Services.
After bringing their best swings to the table, our golfers then wound down for the night at our after event dinner complete with prizes for our best golfers.
Thanks to our generous donors, sponsors and partners, we managed to sell a total of 35 out of 36 golf flights and an additional 6 dinner tables. Many donors also chose to make a direction donation for this event. We managed to raise a total of $294,000 for our beneficiaries through REACH Charity Golf.
The funds raised will be channelled to our four services, Family, Counselling, Youth and Senior Service.
On behalf of our beneficiaries, REACH Community Services would like to extend our thanks to all participants and contributors of our 2017 Charity Golf event.
REACH Charity Golf is back for the third year running!
Your support for our annual REACH Charity Golf will help the many beneficiaries across our four services – Family, Counselling, Youth and Senior Service.
Date: Friday, 19 May 2017
Venue: Seletar Country Club
Registration is opened till 5 May 2017.
33 golf flights sold
Total funds raised including outright cash donation is $235,000
We are still $15,000 away from our target $250,000.
Kindly scan the completed form and email to email@example.com on or before 28 April 2017.
All golf sales and donations received are deemed as donations. Donors are eligible to receive 250% of taxable income offset from their taxable income for the amounts donated.