What is the Young Advocates Programme?
The Young Advocates Programme (YAP) is a unique programme for high school students to gain hands-on experience in a non-profit setting.
Through the intensive programme, Young Advocates engage in all areas of our work, from the provision of legal and psychosocial support to refugees, to anti-human trafficking research and advocacy. Young Advocates also receive one-to-one personal coaching and mentorship from our highly-qualified international staff lawyers and policymakers, helping students develop important skills, knowledge, and experience as they begin applying for university courses.
Who can apply?
YAP is open to students who have Hong Kong residency and are aged between 15 – 18. Young Advocates should have a keen interest in human rights law, NGO management and refugee rights. The programme is aimed at students interested in a career in law, psychology, social sciences, human rights, politics, or NGO management generally.
Places are limited to four Young Advocates per programme to allow us to offer a tailored programme to each Young Advocate.
We run four programmes per year; one in the spring and three in the summer.
Spring Programme 2020 (two week session):
- First Session: 2 – 13 March*
- Second Session: 6 – 17 April (excluding public holidays)
Summer Programme 2020 (three weeks per session):
- First Session: 15 June – 3 July
- Second Session: 6 July – 24 July
- Third Session: 27 July – 14 August
Other programme details can be found here.
*We introduced our early Spring Programme following the announcement to extend school closures in response to COVID-19. Significant precautions are being undertaken to minimise risks and to ensure that our office is a safe place to work.
How do I apply?
Justice Centre will be holding an open evening for interested participants and their parents on Wednesday January 22nd for anyone who would like further information, or to meet the team.
To register for the open evening or request further information please contact us at [email protected] with the subject ‘YAP 2020.’