13 June 2013 – SHINE Youth festival 2013 invites the best of youths to break free for positive social change! The theme #FreeYourYou encourages youths to act on their own passion and champion causes for the community.

With a bigger and better line-up that has doubled from last year. a total of some 40 SHINE partners are gearing  up to deliver exciting programmes this year. The festival’s PITCH to SHINE and Pledge to SHINE  initiatives are also returning stronger than before.

Shine with Youth

Pitch to shine will see an unprecedented number of youths that are enacting positive change in the community through promoting worthy causes this year. A total of 33 Pitch to SHINE projects will be unleashed during this youth months of July, up from 16 in 2012.


“We’re very proud to be part of Pitch to SHINE this year, and the theme #FreeYourYou really inspired us to pursue our dream of organising ‘Jump Singapore’, Southeast Asia’s inaugural parkour freerunning event. As one of six teams to be a Fold recipient, the grant will allow us to deliver a world-class parkour event in  this part of the world,” said Derrick Siu, Founder, Superfly Monkey Dragons.


“SHINE Youth Festival is an ideal platform for us to share our message about how we need to appreciate all the parts that make up the Singapore we know and love. By using art, we hope to bridge gaps across different communities , and through SHINE, have a broader and long-lasting impact on today’s youth,” said Sophia Tan, Founder, The Everyday Revolution.


Pledge to SHINE has also launched into motion this year with a Facebook application that enables youth to share their pledges online at http://www.facebook.com/SHINEYouth .”With the introduction of our new Pledge to SHINE Platform this year, we want to enable more youth to showcase their talents and undertake more worthy causes which ultimately benefit the community,” said Muhammad Imaduddien, Chairman of the SHINE Youth Festival 2013 Steering Committee.


Festival Line Up


There will be an exciting line-up of events and activities throughout the entire Youth month of July. SHINE Festival Opening kicks off on 29 of June at *SCAPE, and will be accompanied by signature events organized by its six strategic partners Mascot Parade, Dreamcatchers, O’School, Show Choir Academy, Singapore Street Festival and Singapore Management University; as well as events from the Pitch to SHINE winners.


Into its ninth year, SHINE 2013 will extend to over 200000 youth to #FreeYourYou from 29 June to 27 July. Visit www.shine.nyc.sg for the SHINE 2013 experience.

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