Founded in 1960, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) is committed to serve the dynamic needs of Hong Kong young people through the provision of a variety of services, activities and programmes in multi-partnership.
To raise public awareness on the emotional wellness of young people, HKFYG has initiated a 5-year Project STEP - Emotional Wellness for Young People, which is generously supported by HSBC 150th Anniversary Charity Programme. One of our signature event “Run for Wellness” was launched in 2017, with nearly 6,000 participants in the past two years, successfully raised collective awareness for emotional wellness.
The backpack is symbolic of young people’s stress in their lives. Runners running with a backpack meaning that they are willing to share the young people’s load with them. We also believe that through running, participants are encouraged to lead a healthy life that brings benefits to their physical, spiritual and psychological well-being.
This year HKFYG will run its third “Run for Wellness” to raise fund for the “Youth Wellness Psychiatric Service Scheme”, which provides subsidies and timely intervention by professionals to young people in need.