Organised by The Youth Club @ Boon Lay, the Community Leadership Conference was held on 24 April 2010 at Raffles Institution for Junior College and Secondary School student leaders.
YEC Chairman, Hock Rong was invited to share his experience at this Conference and give tips on organising successful community projects.
Hock Rong shared about the lessons he picked up from organising major school events as a student, to taking part in the NYAA programme, to participating in WITS and business plan competitions, and to setting up a LAN gaming co-operative business in school for his peers. He also shared how he continued to serve the School and Community while studying in Ngee Ann Polytechnic and serving National Service.
Hock Rong spoke about how he was roped into the Residents' Committee and mentored by senior Grassroots Leaders after volunteering for about six months at the weekly Meet-the-People Session. He also encouraged participants to take up the challenge to join the Grassroots Network, especially Youth Executive Committees where there are bountiful opportunities for everyone to network, learn and put their skills into practice.
As a parting shot, he emphasized the importance of teamwork and how each member in the team can make a difference. At the end of his talk, participants are more informed of the People's Association Grassroots Network and how they too, can make a difference in the lives of others.