our story

The work with troubled youth began in 1983, in response to an increasing awareness of the presence of youths-at-risk in our housing estates, as Youth Guidance, a ministry department with Singapore Youth for Christ (SYFC).

Following that, in 1996, Youth Guidance Outreach Services (YGOS), was registered as an independent entity with its own constitution, with the Registry of Societies. It gained membership with the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), and since 1997, enjoyed the status of an Institution of a Public Character (IPC).

As a Christian-value based youth services organisation (YSO), we seek to reach out and help these young people integrate well with the mainstream society, eventually adopting a lifestyle that makes a positive contribution to their schools and community.

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mission

To provide hope to youths-at-risk and their families through caring relationships and developmental opportunities for the whole person.

vision

1. Developing People 

We believe that people are more important than programmes. 

2. Diversifying Partnership 

We understand that interdependence is crucial to maintaining quality output and outcomes. 

3. Distinctive Purpose 

We always remember the reason why we do what we do: to empower youths through sound principles.