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Afterschool Academy Program for Youth

This program aims to ensure that youth from vulnerable families learn to be self-reliant and grow up healthy by providing comprehensive services such as hands-on activities, learning support, meals and counselling.
Who is eligible for the program?
  • Eligible candidates
    • 4th to 9th graders from vulnerable families who need afterschool care
  • Selection criteria
    • Priority is given to:
      • Children from low-income families, single-parent families, grandparent-headed families, or multicultural families; children with disabled parents or working parents; and families with more than two children
    • Other selection criteria are as follows:
      • Youth approved by the Conference to Support Youth Afterschool Academies based on recommendation letters and relevant documents to prove the content of the letters given by the school (principal and teachers) and local communities (local community leaders and social workers, etc.)
What kind of benefits can I receive?
  • Scope of program
    • The following programs will be held five hours a day, 5 to 6 days a week:
      • Hands-on activities, learning support, meals and counselling, special activities such as parent education sessions and camps, and guidance to ensure children get home safe
      • The program runs throughout the year, for more than 4 hours a day after school.
How do I apply for the program?
  • How to apply
    • You can apply by visiting or calling your local youth training center or youth culture center.
  • Selection process
    • The selection process is as follows:
    • 1 Supervision of program planning

      The Ministry of Gender
      Equality and Family will
      oversee the program

    • 2 Facility selection
      and budget allocation

      The local government
      will select the facility for
      the program and allocate
      the budget for the

    • 3 Evaluation of
      demand for new academy

      The local government
      will assess the demand for a new academy.

    • 4 Evaluation &
      operation management

      Evaluation and operation
      management will be
      undertaken by the Youth
      Afterschool Academies
      Operation Support

For more information

The programs above are up to date as of 2019.(Youth Activities Safety Division, Ministry of Gender Equality and Family)

Last updated: 18-02-2019

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