Youth For Causes

CITI-YMCA Youth For Causes promote social entrepreneurship and community leadership development among Singapore youths. A group of St. Joseph’s Institution (SJI) students who named themselves as Team Interritus had decided to support Singapore’s Paralympic Movement and aspirations by raising awareness and funds.

They were inspired by the para athletes’ optimism and determination. Despite all the setbacks the para athletes had faced, they did not give up on themselves and continue to work hard to achieve their goals. Their tireless and persevering spirit has inspired them that as long as there is a will, there will be a way.

Hence, they created platforms to raise more awareness for the Paralympic Movement by showcasing the talents and hard work of para-athletes in Singapore, along with their success stories.  They believe that this could help to inspire other people with disabilities; that their disabilities do not define them and that nothing is impossible, as long as they put their mind to it. They also hope to be a voice for para-athletes, to share their struggles and their victories, and to help them gain the recognition and support that they deserve.

Through raising awareness and funds for the Para athletes, they shared stories to the youths and recruited them to help with making merchandises and sell it in school, social bazaars and online platforms. 

With the help and support from everyone that participated and donated, the youths managed to raise a total of $4,023 with the help of one-to-one matching grant. A special shout-out to the SJI students for tirelessly working to promote the Paralympic Movement and creating awareness and raising funds to give the athletes a chance to live their dreams.