LEAD TO FUTURE
Founded in 1970, Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) Selection organized by Junior Chamber International Hong Kong (JCI Hong Kong, www.jcihk.org), an international youth leadership organization, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. For half a century, we have put our faith in a “Future in Youth’s Hands”. Over the past 50 years, aspiring ‘‘Active Citizens’’ have co-created stories of ‘‘Empowerment’’ with TOYP Awardees in Hong Kong in a ‘‘Life Marathon’’.
While being ‘‘Outstanding’’ has many definitions to many in these 50 years, we see it synonymous to ‘‘Empowerment’’, driven by an aspiration to take up responsibilities, the perseverance to ‘‘Ignite Passion and Reach Beyond’’ and an inborn, enduring conviction that one can “Unleash the Possibilities with No Boundaries’’ when we believe that ‘‘In Faith, We can’’.
"The Ten Outstanding Young Persons Election 2023" continues the theme of "Rise for the Future" and once again focuses on the future with the theme of "Lead To Future." The aim is to remind the youth in society that the future is determined by our present choices and actions. In order to have a bright and brilliant future, young people should adopt a proactive attitude and make the most of the present time and resources.
As for when is the best time to create the future? It is NOW!