Posted in Uncategorized on 五月 20, 2011

Posted in Uncategorized on 五月 20, 2011

Posted in Uncategorized on 五月 20, 2011

Posted in Uncategorized on 五月 12, 2011
Imagine a reunion of hundreds of your closest friends. That was the scene on Friday May 6th, 2011 as people gathered for Integration Youth Services Society 2011 Annual Fundraising Dinner. The theme of this year was "Drug Free World" — To Create A Drug-Free Community. Amidst the delicious banquet prepared by the Continental Seafood Restaurant at Richmond, people reconnected and listened closely to the stories of participants from our Drugs-Free Project. Our friend  AJ — Amire Javidand and one of his group memeber, as our very special guests to share their personal experiences on drug addiction – their stories had undoubtedly brought a huge impact on our guests as well as on government officials who attended the dinner.
Invited guests also viewed some of the slides created by our Drugs-Free and Personal Growth Group that brought to life the journeys of all participants of our meaningful programs. Everyone enjoyed the night’s programs and prizes that were carefully planned and prepared solely by our youth members. Their efforts were a poignant reminder of the impact of our mission.
Proceeds of approximately $8,000 from the Dinner will help support the services provided by our organization. Our heartiest thanks to sponsors, volunteers, guests and our honourable performer– Raymond Sham for your friendship and support. We cannot wait to see you all again next year – let us amaze you with what devoted youths can accomplish!

 

Posted in Uncategorized on 四月 11, 2011

Date :   May 6, 2011, Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Location :   Continental Seafood Restaurant (#150 – 11700 Cambie Road, Richmond)
Ticket Price :   $58 / $88 VIP

Ticket Purchase / Donation / Sponsorship Forms

 

Dear Friends of IYSS,

International Youth Week is a celebration of youth held annually during the first week of May.
You are cordially invited to our Sixth Annual Fundraising Dinner on May 6, 2011, Friday at 6:30 p.m.,
which will be held at Continental Seafood Restaurant (#150 – 11700 Cambie Road, Richmond).
Our theme this year will be “Drug Free World”. There will be a feature presentation from the young
people who participate in “The Canadian Youth Drugs Free Project”. Plus, a group of young people who
returned from one of the Youth Leadership Project: the Life Experience Program “Personal Growth &
“Build A School Project” to China in December 2010.

IYSS has been self-financed since 2002 through user fees and the generous donations from our members
and sponsors. Our goal this year is to raise $100,000 so that we can continue our existing services and
expand our services scope for the coming year. Your kind presence and support at our Fundraising Dinner
will help IYSS to better serve the young people in our community.

Posted in Mustard Seed Theatre on 三月 7, 2011

"The Forbidden Phoenix"


Date: April 12, 2011 (Tuesday)
Time: 8pm
Venue: Gateway Theatre
Price: $68 / VIP $100


Info Enquiry: Esther HO 1.604.8058833

Posted in Drug Free on 二月 20, 2011

【明報專訊】由加拿大青年領袖中心和皇家騎警毒品及有組織罪案認知服務組主辦的2011年「加拿大青少年無毒品計劃」昨日宣布正式展開。此次活動邀請到11名來自香港基督教正生書院的學生來「現身說法」,與本地學生及家長等分享他們吸毒、戒毒的經歷,讓更多的年輕人認識到毒品的危害,也讓更多的人參與抵制毒品的行列中。

香港正生書院是專門接受誤入歧途的青少年,幫助他們回到生活正軌的學校。此次11名學生中大部分人有吸毒或販毒的經歷。在他們來列市訪問的兩個星期內,將會和本地學生分享他們的故事,希望他們能引以為戒,選擇正確的人生道路。

中心行政總監何詩韻表示,愈來愈多的青少年開始接觸毒品,學校內吸毒、販毒的現象也屢見不鮮,如何幫助學生建立正確的人生價值觀,充分認識到毒品的危害非常重要。「誰都會犯錯,但是犯錯要付出相應的代價」,希望他們從這些「過來人」的身上得到啟發,少走彎路,莫誤入歧途。

有組織罪案認知服務組的警長蔡本傑說,防止青少年吸毒工作單靠警方的力量是不夠的,需要社會各界一起努力,整個社區從不同方面給予青少年正確的信息,才能讓現在的年輕人認識到毒品的危害,和防止吸食毒品的重要性。開展青少年無毒品計劃,讓同齡人分享親身經歷,是非常有意義的一步。

該活動受到列市政府、列治文教育局、皇家騎警及社區各界的大力支持,活動還將開放同家長的會面及開展公共論壇,讓更多的人加入到青少年無毒品計劃中。

更多相關信息可到www.iyss.org查詢。

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Posted in Drug Free on 二月 3, 2011

By Eve Edmonds, Richmond News February 2, 2011

In a show of unity, representatives from the RCMP, the City of Richmond, the Richmond School District and Scout Canada showed support for a new initiative aimed at helping kids stay off drugs.

The Canadian Youth Drug-Free Project, the brain child of the Integrated Youth Services Society (IYSS), will see a group of students from Hong Kong visit Grade 8 and 9 students in Richmond to talk about drugs.

And the visiting teens know what they’re talking about. All are former drug addicts currently attending Christian Zheng Sheng College, a one-of-a-kind accredited high school in Hong Kong. Its students are all referrals from social workers and the judicial system.

"It is an extremely successful program," said Esther Ho, executive director of IYSS.

Before immigrating to Canada, Ho was a social worker in Hong Kong and worked with many youth who attended the school.

"Their success rate for keeping kids off drugs is very high."

Moreover, the school has an excellent academic program, making employers eager to hire its graduates, said Ho.

The combination of academics and drug treatment makes the school unique as does the fact students and staff all live on the campus, creating an cohesive, supportive environment.

While there is no such school here, the concept of integration is well understood to be fundamental in helping kids make healthy choices, said Const. Tammy-Lyn Walker, a Richmond RCMP officer who runs the D.A.R.E program in Richmond’s elementary schools.

D.A.R.E. teaches Grade 5 students about what drugs can do to one’s body, but more importantly it coaches them in how to make positive decisions.

By while cops in schools can help some kids stay on track, for others the message hits closer to home when it’s coming from a peer, which is why Ho thinks the Drug-Free Project, in which kids who have been there and back, talk to local students, will be effective.

"This is our hope that through their stories, the tragedy of what can happen when dealing with drugs, and the testimonies of coming out of that lifestyle can be a positive influence and inspiration to the teenagers (here.)"

The youth will be in Richmond for two weeks from Feb. 12-27. In that time they will speak with various school and Scout groups.

Helping youth stay clean, however, isn’t done just by telling them what not to do. It’s also done by providing positive things to do, said Krista Germyn, a leader with the city’s youth services department.

Richmond trustee Chak Au said the same is for parents, it’s not just about tell your kids not to do drugs, it’s about being engaged in their lives.

Airfare for the students will be paid for by their school, while IYSS will cover their costs while here.

© Copyright (c) Richmond News

The Canadian Youth Drugs-Free Project press conference with, from left, Peter Ng (Scouting Canada), Sgt. Anthony Choy and Const. Tammy Walker (RCMP), Esther Ho (IYSS), Chak Au (school trustee) and Krista Germyn (City of Richmond.) Photograph by: CHUNG CHOW, RICHMOND NEWS

Posted in Drug Free on 二月 3, 2011

圖文:本報記者馮瑞熊

鑑於有調查顯示11%大溫青少年吸毒,一個青少年綜合服務組織與皇家騎警聯同多家構構,合辦加拿大青年無毒品計劃,邀請專輔導青少年戒毒的香港正生書院18師生到訪大溫,與本地學生及家長交流;並向社工服務界,推介像正生書院這種全方位的輔導服務。    主辦機構加拿大青年領袖中心(IYSS)及騎警毒品及幫派認知服務部門(DOCAS),聯同協辦團體烈治文教育局、烈治文市政府及加拿大童軍等代表,周二在烈治文召開記者會。

加拿大青年領袖中心行政總監何詩韻表示,據該中心2009至2010年向500個大溫青少年所做調查發現,11%受訪者有吸毒習慣,最年輕的10歲;另外50%受訪者稱知道有朋友吸毒。何詩韻說,情況十分嚴重。她更指13及16歲是可能染毒的高危年齡。

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Posted in Drug Free on 二月 1, 2011

Canadian Youth Drugs Free Project – schedule

Canadian Youth Drugs Free Project Sponsorship Form

Sponsorship Options List:

- Donation of your choice:

- Donate an amount of your interest to support our project in general

- Support our meals:

-Donate an amount to support one of our meals:

-Breakfast: estimated $ 100

- Lunch: estimated $ 200

- Dinner: estimated $ 300

- OR, you may choose to provide us a meal of any value

- Get us around:

-Donate an amount to support our transportation around Vancouver

- Vans: estimated $ 3200 in total

- Gas: estimated $ 500 in total

- OR, you may choose to drive the group around to their events

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