Vision, Mission & Background
At NYC, we believe in a world where young people are respected and heard, and have the ability to influence and make a difference to the world. Together with our partners, we develop future-ready youth who are committed to Singapore by instilling in them a heart for service, resilience and an enterprising spirit.
Confident and Resilient Youth, Vibrant and Caring Nation.
To Advocate youth interests, Connect the youth sector and Enable holistic youth development – imbuing youth with the values and skills to thrive in a globalised world while keeping a strong Singapore heartbeat.
Advocate active youth citizenry - positive youth development, engagement, leadership and voice for causes and issues - through research, programming and recognition.
Connect the youth sector for increased youth outreach. We partner youth leaders, youth sector influencers and organisations to build a vibrant youth ecosystem to create more local and overseas opportunities for our youths.
Enable holistic youth development and build the youth ecosystem, through funding, capacity building, resources and training.
NYC was set up by the Singapore Government on 1 November 1989 as the national co-ordinating body for youth affairs in Singapore and the focal point of international youth affairs.
On 1 January 2015, NYC began its operations as an autonomous agency under the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) and housed two key institutions: Outward Bound Singapore (OBS) and Youth Corps Singapore. Together, the agency will drive youth development and broaden outreach to young Singaporeans and youth sector organisations.
Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, is the Chairperson of the 15th Council. The Council comprises members from diverse backgrounds such as the youth, media, arts, sports, corporate and government sectors.