Youth at risk
Definition and Scope
Previously, there were many definitions of youth at risk by different agencies and VWOs, but the MSF is trying to standardise this through an overarching youth-at-risk engagement framework launched in April 2016. It covers youths who may have pre-delinquency traits, prior drug experiences, incarcerated parents and/or anti-social or unhealthy presenting behaviours such as risky sexual behaviours, delinquency, violence, etc. 
Extent of Youth at risk problem in Singapore
The problem of Youth at risk in Singapore is a relatively less severe one compared to issues such as mental health which are more prevalent or pervasive. According to the latest mental health study, one in ten people in Singapore will be stricken by mental illness in their lifetime. In contrast, the drop out rate for primary and secondary schools was less than 1% in 2014. The latest youth at risk programme launched by MSF aims to serve about 900 at-risk youth over the next three years.
Despite this, emerging problems among youth include various types of addiction (gaming, social media, tech addiction) and cyber bullying that may require youth workers to reach out to them in different ways.
Dual-income families, parents lack time to spend with children
Parents not equipped with the skills and resources to raise children well
Cyber risk - children are exposed to the internet at a young age, insufficiently equipped to discern online content
Youth GO! Programme by MSF
Reach Youth by Reach Community Services Society