42 YEARS OF ENABLING CHILDREN AND YOUTH TO SHINE
Students Care Service launched our new name, logo and announce our Patron
March 17, 2018 – Students Care Service (SCS) has been enabling children and youth to maximise their potential for over 40 years. Since early 2000, there has been a proliferation of students care centres which provide after-school enrichment activities; which led to a confusion in identity and branding. At the same time, SCS’ work also expanded beyond serving students to helping children and youth in both schools and the communities. The expansion saw a deepening of partnerships with schools, community groups, volunteers and corporate companies.
The profusion of identities together with SCS’ deeper foray into the community and closer partnerships with volunteers and corporate companies, cumulatively provided an impetus to rebrand itself.
This evening, SCS welcomed almost 300 guests to the launch of their new name and logo at The Float@Marina Bay. The new name, SHINE Children and Youth Services, embodies the organisation’s goal to be an innovative and collaborative agency that continues to be committed to delivering quality and relevant services to children and youths.
During this launch, SHINE also announced our first and only Patron, Speaker of Parliament, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin. When asked about his thoughts about becoming the Patron, Mr Tan said, “I got to know Students Care Service when I began working with them on the Kits for Kids project. We were seeking to raise funds for SCS by selling our unbuilt plastic model kits and the partnership has grown over the years. Clearly, the work with children, youths and their families who need support matter greatly. The work needs to be holistic and evidenced-based. SCS has been doing a wonderful job in this field and I am proud to be part of their team.”
In celebration of the launch, participants also took part in a night-time amazing race around the Marina Bay area. The celebration concluded on a high note with performances by Hey Belle singers and dancers, an all-female youth empowerment programme conducted by SCS.