Introduction

 

Clementi Youth Sparks (CYS) is a Regular Volunteering Programme conducted in partnership with SHINE Children and Youth Services (Clementi). There are two components to the Realizing Academic Potential (RAP) programme developed by SCS - Night Study and Bookball.
Our volunteers coach the secondary school students in their academic work, helping them better prepare for their school examinations and the GCE ‘N’ Level examinations. These youths are at low to medium risk of falling into juvenile delinquency, hence our volunteers aim to instill self-motivation in them by providing encouragement and support.

 

What We Do


CYS Group Photo
Night Study

The Night Study sessions are aimed at providing academic support to the youths in a nurturing and conducive environment. Each volunteer is usually paired with the same student during each session, thus enabling the students to feel more comfortable clarifying their doubts. Apart from helping out with their homework and revision, volunteers gradually build rapport with the students through their weekly interactions.

 
Bookball Group Photo
Bookball

The Bookball programme integrates studying and play so as to motivate the youths to commit to the study session prior to the ball games. Volunteers engage the students by first guiding them in their studies, and then playing games together with them. This allows for more interaction and bonding between the volunteers and students, and also serves as a reward for the youths’ efforts in their school work.

 

Volunteers' Thoughts

  • By Lim Xiao Zhen, Publicity and Welfare Head

    “My first volunteering experience was a one time off event. Comparing that to my current experience which is a regular volunteering program, I find it more satisfying and fulfilling. As I followed my student through her academic year, I got to see how much she improved and also be there for her. She also taught me patience and perseverance. Volunteering is not about giving, it’s a give and take experience. ”

  • By See Min Feng, Volunteer Management Head

    “The best parts of CYS are helping the kids, seeing them understand what we taught and the gratitude they gave us. The challenging part is making them give their 100% attention throughout the sessions. I would like to learn tips and tricks on getting the kids more focus on the lessons, as well as bonding more with the kids.”

  • By Cheong Swee Siong, Volunteer

    “As I venture into more regular community service projects such as CYS currently, my mindset has changed in terms of believing in the concept of paying it forward. I strongly believe in it as in our competitive society nowadays, kindness and helping those in need are often neglected.”

  • By Ng Xin Jie, Volunteer

    “I think the best part was being able to meet a lot of different students in just that few sessions. But the challenging part was also the fact that I met a lot of students with different personality, coming from different background having to learn to connect with them once again every session.”

 

Come Join Us!

NIGHT STUDY:

SHINE Children and Youth Services (Clementi)
329 Clementi Ave 2 #01-248
Singapore 120329
(Near Clementi MRT)
Every Wednesday, 7PM-9PM


BOOKBALL:

Zoom
Tuesday 3.30PM-4.30PM
Friday 3PM-5PM


CONTACT:

nuscsc.cys@gmail.com


LINKS

CYS Facebook
CYS Instagram

 

Committee Members

CYS AY21/22 Committee Picture