Youth ALIVE! is an educational and character development project organized by Generation ACTS Club International (GACI) in our overseas centres with the objective of developing local youths in 3 areas – Interpersonally, Instructionally and Internationally.
In Youth ALIVE!, we intend to bring about such development through educating youths in life skills, with an ever-present emphasis on values and character development. We hope to contribute to maximising the potential of youths, so that in the end, they themselves would be able to contribute significantly back to society.
Our main objectives include:
- Educating and developing life skills through the contemporary methodologies available at present
- Educating and developing good social behaviour through the establishing of accepted norms of conduct
- Impart and inculcate good values through the use of affective methodologies
In our overseas work, we set up clubs to allow for the accomplishment of the objectives of Youth ALIVE!. Called GenACTS Youth International, these clubs ensure that members abide by our code of conduct, and hence, create an avenue through which the youths themselves can work together to achieve the overall objectives of Youth ALIVE!.
GenACTS Youth International is totally youth-run. This means that part of the process of establishing the club is building up a youth committee entirely made up of local youths, who function and lead under the supervision and guidance of our GACI YA! Committee, and our local partners.
All members in our youth club are encouraged to work together, supporting one another and as a result, create an atmosphere of teamwork and unity. In this way, they are not only involved in creating a mini-community, they are experiencing what it means to belong to one. Through this, the youths learn what value-centred living means, and consequently, prepare themselves to be an impact in the future to the community at large in which they are living in.
The youths gather at least once a week to attend classes, training, seminars, and workshops, etc. or just simply to gather and play. In all activities, the following developmental focuses are maintained:
- International development towards global awareness and savvy-ness
- Instructional development towards holistic knowledge growth
- Interpersonal development towards value-centred living