YALE & BUDS
Youth @aLife Evolve (YALE) Program and Best Buddy Support System (BUDS)
Over the years since the inception of Caterpillar Club back in 2007, aLife has seen several batches of kids graduate from this children’s enrichment and literacy club, and transition onward to secondary school and beyond the scope of aLife’s services. As such aLife has come up with a bridging program into which our Caterpillar Kids would be able to transition into, thus remaining within the service boundaries of aLife and thus extending their educational development.
Youth @ aLife's Evolve (YALE) are for youths (12-16 years old) keen on developing and enhancing their confidence, articulation and social skills. They are conducted quarterly cycles of 8-12 weeks with holistic and interactive learning journeys and feature sessions under the umbrellas of speech and drama, visual arts, sports, etiquette & decorum.
YALE hopes to build the self-confidence of the youth while opening windows of opportunity to discover one's passion and hidden talents.
Our main target objectives include: -
To identify low-income households with youth interested in enhancing their public speaking skills, confidence and articulation;
To provide a holistically-structured, interactive course with modules ranging from Yoga, Sports, Speech & Drama, Visual Arts & Etiquette & Decorum;
To tailor modular activities according to the personalities and learning styles of each youth;
To foster a deeper interest in language and improve self-expression and confidence in themselves.
Best Buddy Support System (BUDS) is a program for children & youth from low income households or dysfunctional families. The program is targeted at children & youth who are struggling socially and/or could benefit from light educational assistance and mentorship.
Our BUDS Program carefully selects and screens volunteers from tertiary institutions to mentor and befriend youth-at-risk.
Target objectives include:
To give emotional and social support to the child/youth so that they can be more confident, resilient and emotionally stable;
To help youth to attain and cultivate a positive outlook and affirmative self-image;
To ensure the well-being of the child/youth so that no child/youth falls through the cracks in fast-paced society.
If you would like to help by being a YALE volunteer, please Contact Us.
If you would like to join YALE, click Register.