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About Us

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.



Grace Fu

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Member of Parliament (Yuhua SMC) and Chairperson of National Youth Council


Sim Ann

Senior Minister of State (Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth), Member of Parliament (Holland-Bukit Timah GRC) & Deputy Chairperson of National Youth Council

Dr Janil Puthucheary

Senior Minister of State (Ministry of Transport & Ministry of Communications and Information) & Member of Parliament (Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC)

Baey Yam Keng

Senior Parliamentary Secretary (Ministry of Transport & Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth) & Member of Parliament (Tampines GRC)

Amrin Amin

Senior Parliamentary Secretary (Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of Health) & Member of Parliament (Sembawang GRC)

Darryl David

Member of Parliament (Ang Mo Kio GRC)

Rahayu Mahzam

Member of Parliament (Jurong GRC)

Brian Liu

Organisation Development Strategist, Bose Corporation

Carmen Low

Co-Founder, Lepark & The Getai Group

Christopher Gordon

Chairman, Eurasian Association (Youth Committee)

David Hoe

Director, I Am Talented & Founder, Collaborate

Goh Jia Hao

Chairperson, PAYM Central Youth Council

Justin Keh

APAC Partner Development Manager, Facebook

Khairul Anwar

President, Mendaki Club

Marc Daniel Nair

Poet, Photographer & Educator

Mohammad Azree Bin Rahim

Deputy Director (Educational Policy & Systems), MUIS

Nadia Ahmad Samdin

District Councillor, South East CDC

Nicholas Aaron Khoo

Chairperson, Singapore’s Cybersports & Online Gaming Association

Seah Keng Tia

Vice-President, United Workers of Petroleum Industry

Sergius Wat

National Youth Achievement Award Gold Award Holders’ Alumni

Siti Noor Mastura

Founder of Back2Basics & Co-founder of Interfaith Youth Circle

Sujatha Selvakumar

Chairperson, SINDA Youth Club

Tan Chen Kee

Divisional Director (Student Development Curriculum), Ministry of Education

Thomas Tan

Committee member, SFCCA – Youth Committee

Yip Ren Kai

Immediate Past Chairperson, SNOC Athletes’ Committee

Zhang Tingjun

Immediate Past Executive Director, Mercy Relief

Media Release (2018)

Global and local strategic partners come aboard YOUTHx to power up youth passion


Media Release (2018)

National Youth Council Presents Youth^X - A weekend of celebration for youths with diverse interests


Media Release (2017)

National Youth Survey 2016


Media Release (2016)

SHINE Festival 2016 kicks off Youth Month with 3-day celebration along iconic Orchard Road


Media Release (2016)

Highlights of Outward Bound Singapore (OBS) Expansion Plan


Media Release (2016)

OBS Project IsLand-A-Hand in honour of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s legacy of a clean and green city


Media Release (2016)

Young nature enthusiasts want more youth to care for the environment at the SGfuture engagement session at Coney Island


Media Release (2016)

Youths toss innovative ideas around on “Common Space for the Common Good” at the SGfuture Engagement series