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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.

Our Vision


Thriving youth who are future-ready and committed to Singapore

Our Mission


Creating opportunities for all Singaporean youth to be heard, be empowered, and be the change.

  • Be Heard - Creating space for youth to share views and ideas with peers, govt agencies etc, to build civic capacity and to close the loop
  • Be Empowered - Equipping youth with access to resources, networks and developmental opportunities in order to meet needs at individual life stages
  • Be The Change - Providing a platform for youth to connect with like-minded youth and other govt agencies, take action through structure programmes (e.g. Youth Action Challenge) and digital mechanisms, and for youth to contribute back to the community

Our Roles


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.



Edwin Tong

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Second Minister for Law & Chairperson of National Youth Council


Alvin Tan

Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth, and Trade and Industry, & Deputy Chairperson of National Youth Council

Rahayu Mahzam

Parliamentary Secretary for Health

Shahira Abdullah

Associate Consultant, Orthodontics, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Mohamed Abbas Sheyed Ebramsa

Co-founder, Rely

Dr Syed Harun Alhabsyi

SAF Medical Officer, Visiting Associate Consultant Psychiatrist at the Institute of Mental Health

Amrin Amin

Chairperson, Youth Corps Singapore

Dr James Goh Jia Hao

Chairman, People's Association Youth Movement (PAYM) Central Youth Council

Christopher Gordon

Chairman, Eurasian Association (Youth Committee)

Brian Liu

Senior Vice President – People, Lazada

Carmen Low

Co-Founder, Afterglow, Heilogy, The Getai Group and Lepark

He Ruiming

Co-Founder, The Woke Salaryman

David Hoe

Director, I Am Talented

Jasmin Lau

Executive Director, Singapore Global Network, Economic Development Board

Mark Lim

Managing Director, Digital Technology, Temasek International

Melissa Low

Research Fellow, Energy Studies Institute

Divian Nair

Founder, We Are Majulah and CEO, Storyteller Productions

Pooja Nansi

Festival Director, Singapore Writers Festival

Wendy Tan

Head (Covering Director), Youth Development, Young NTUC and SG Youth Action Plan Panel Alumni

Yip Pin Xiu

Team Singapore Athlete


Advisory (2019)

Advisory on the Reopening of Somerset Skate Park and Resumption of Sport and Physical Exercise Activities

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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