The Kai Tak Youth Rowing Community is a community programme aiming to improve the social mobility of Kowloon’s underprivileged youth through sport and education. Targeting band 3 schools and youth programmes, our mission is to equip underprivileged children and young adults with the tools to increase their future chances in education and working life. School, family, friends, arts, music and sport are all factors that cumulatively determine an individual’s biography. Children from underprivileged backgrounds unfortunately often miss out on many of these formative life experiences and as a result can lack the confidence, inspiration or direction to set and achieve goals in their lives. We believe that rowing, a sport closely associated with higher education around the world, is uniquely capable of transforming young peoples’ lives through the skills and life lessons it teaches, and that rowing can contribute to whole-person development like very few other life experiences. KTYRC hopes to transform young lives by focussing on rowing's demonstrated positive impact on young peoples' school grades and future academic and business success. Our educational activities, tutoring and mentorship programmes, overseas exchange programmes and vocational training opportunities are designed to further help support Kowloon's underprivileged youth in their development. We hope to build and contribute to a strong and vibrant youth community in Kai Tak and help create lifelong friendships.