WHO WE ARE

Creating Values for Youth with High Potential

The Youth Arch Foundation (YAF) is a charitable organization on youth development run by a group of past winners and finalists of the Hong Kong Outstanding Students Award. YAF strives to foster youth talents and to encourage youth to contribute to society through active participation in community services.

In order to recognize and develop youth talents, YAF presents two awards annually that aim at commending promising secondary school students, namely the Hong Kong Outstanding Students Award (founded in 1985) and the Youth Arch Student Improvement Award (formerly known as the Most Improved Students Award) (founded in 1991). A wide range of activities are organized for awardees to actively participate in community services and to explore leadership potential.

In addition, YAF established the Dreams Club and Youth Committee that provide platforms for youth to interact and learn from each other; and to support youth in terms of their personal, educational, career and life developments. YAF also provides assistance to the Hong Kong Outstanding Students’ Association, which is a student-run organization comprised of the past awardees of the Hong Kong Outstanding Students Award.

Our Mission

To recognize and develop youth talents.

To facilitate the youth to interact and learn from each other so as to improve continuously.

To enable youth participation in community services in a sustainable manner.

Our Values

Passion, integrity and a caring heart

in addition to mere skill and competence.

Commitment to serving society

take joy in giving back to society.

Respect for individual differences

be open-minded to political, cultural and other societal issues.

Our Achievement

Awardees share their experience

3,000+

members served

1,000+

awards presented

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