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"by youth, for youth' and is jointly supported by the [ Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports] and the [ National Youth Council] .

Inaugurated in 2005, SHINE aims to:
# Showcase and develop youth talent and skills
# Facilitate and profile youth community contribution
# Project a positive youth image and profile young role models

Youth aged 15-35 can sign up as participants, SHINE volunteers or realize their ideas through grants. Over 200,000 youth were part of SHINE 2007’s wide assortment of activities.

SHINE 2008

SHINE 2008 will be held from 28th June to 2nd August. Event updates and details of particiaption can be found through the [ official website] .

Stars of SHINE

Inaugurated in 2007, Stars of Shine (SOS) youth model Award acknowledges and highlights the contribution of youth in Singapore. It aims to:

# Highlight youths who have inspiring life-changing experiences that could inspire their peers
# Profile these youths as positive role models to their peers and at the same time, showcase youth that have made a difference to other youth around them
# Provide development and engagement opportunities for award winners in related training & development programmes
# Provide opportunity to establish meaningful collaborations with local fringe communities (i.e. at-risk, disadvantaged or disabled)

Nominations for the categories of Youth Inspiration, Youth Contribution and Youth Venturer and more details can be found at the [ SHINE website] .

Wish upon a Shining Star

This year’s Youth Panel Event, Wish Upon A Shining Star, will take place during SHINE’s official launch on 28 June. It will involve youth from all walks of life coming together to fold paper stars for charity. The diverse nature of these activities is hoped to not only attract, but engage youth from all walks of life, encouraging them to play active roles in shaping the fabric of the society they live in.

The total funds raised will be donated to President’s challenge to help the less fortunate beneficiaries and to raise funds for the social service sector.

Youth Panel

SHINE 2008 organising committee is made up of 28 enthusiastic and exuberant youth who conceptualise and implement different aspects of the festival. The four sub-committees of the Youth Organising Committee are Programming, Events, Publicity and Sponsorship and Volunteer management.

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