• To promote the holistic development of adolescents in Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust has launched a four-year project entitled "P.A.T.H.S. to Adulthood: A Jockey Club Youth Enhancement Scheme." This project is for junior secondary school students, starting in the 2005/2006 school year. The project is a collaboration with the research team, Social Welfare Department, and Education Bureau (formerly the Education and Manpower Bureau), with an earmarked grant of HK$400 million. To promote the holistic development of adolescents in Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust has launched a four-year project entitled "P.A.T.H.S. to Adulthood: A Jockey Club Youth Enhancement Scheme." This project is for junior secondary school students, starting in the 2005/2006 school year. The project is a collaboration with the research team, Social Welfare Department, and Education Bureau (formerly the Education and Manpower Bureau), with an earmarked grant of HK$400 million.


    Kick-Off Ceremony & Briefing Session of P.A.T.H.S. to Adulthood: A Jockey Club Youth Enhancement Scheme

    The project is aimed at promoting the holistic development of adolescents by developing their abilities in all aspects of life, recognizing their abilities, building bonds with others, helping them develop positive beliefs in life, and setting clear goals.


    Introduction of P.A.T.H.S. to Adulthood: A Jockey Club Youth Enhancement Scheme

    With the support and recognition from different sectors and with effectiveness of Project P.A.T.H.S. proven by different modes of evaluation, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust decided to fund the project for another three years starting from 2009/10 school year, with HK$350 million. This will help the participating schools strengthen their implementation. It is also hoped that the participating schools can integrate the program into their formal curriculum for junior secondary levels, further facilitating the holistic development of young people.

    Chinese Slogan of P.A.T.H.S. to Adulthood: A Jockey Club Youth Enhancement Scheme:

    同协作树理想
    造机会助飞翔
    长全面能互谅
    进自爱展心窗
    遥奋进要自强

  • Objectives of P.A.T.H.S. to Adulthood: A Jockey Club Youth Enhancement Scheme

    In order to enhance the holistic development of young people, the design of Project P.A.T.H.S. is anchored around 15 positive youth development constructs:

    • 加强参加者与健康成人和益友的联系 (Promotion of Bonding)
    • 加强参加者的抗逆能力 (Cultivation of Resilience)
    • 促进参加者的社交能力 (Promotion of Social Competence)
    • 促进参加者的情绪控制和表达能力 (Promotion of Emotional Competence)
    • 促进参加者的认知能力 (Promotion of Cognitive Competence)
    • 促进参加者的采取行动能力 (Promotion of Behavioral Competence)
    • 促进参加者的分辨是非能力 (Promotion of Moral Competence)
    • 提升参加者的自决能力 (Cultivation of Self-Determination)
    • 提升参加者的心灵质素 (Promotion of Spirituality)
    • 提升参加者的自我效能感 (Development of Self-Efficacy)
    • 让参加者建立明确及正面的身份 (Development of Clear and Positive Identity)
    • 提升参加者建立目标和抉择能力 (Promotion of Beliefs in the Future)
    • 认同参加者的正面行为 (Providing Recognition for Positive Behavior)
    • 让参加者参与亲社会活动 (Providing Opportunities for Prosocial Involvement)
    • 培养参加者的亲社会规范 (Fostering Prosocial Norms)
  • After participating in this project, we hope that students will:

    • Strengthen connections with adult role models and positive peers (Connection)
    • Enhance their social, emotion-regulation, cognitive, behavioural, and moral competencies (Competence)
    • Enhance self-determination, self-efficacy, resilience, and a positive belief in the future (Confidence)
    • Develop a clear identity and enhance their moral character (Character)
    • Learn to care for others (Caring)
    • Be more compassionate toward others (Compassion)
    • Contribute to society (Contribution)