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Our Speakers

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Tony LoRe,

CEO & Founder, Youth Mentoring Connection

Mentor to the Mentors

Mr Tony Lore is currently the CEO and founder of Youth Mentoring Connection (YMC), a youth service organisation that brings caring adults into the lives of “at-risk” youths in the Los Angeles area, serving over 600 youths each year. To date, since November 2000, YMC has served over 6000 youths.

Formerly a successful businessman, Tony eventually found his passion in working with young people. Thus, he sold his business and now dedicates all of his time and energy in connecting youths with mentors within their communities. He has conducted Rites of Passage, Healing Circles and various speciality offerings such as surfing and film making.


Tony’s approach blends “old wisdom” and practices with modern youth development theory to create robust structured programmes, having mentors and mentees returning for each other and transforming even the most troubled youths’ lives.


His methods are being replicated all over the world, with agencies from Singapore, China, Jamaica, Africa and Peru studying and applying his methodology.

If you are interested to get to know him and what he does for the youths in Los Angeles, feel free to drop him and email 

Tony ( or check him out on his website

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Jason Wong,

Chairman, Focus on the Family

Board Director, Centre for Fathering

Colombo Plan Scholar

Mr Jason Wong spent over 23 years in the Singapore Civil Service, having held positions such as the Deputy Director cum Chief of Staff of the Prisons Service, Chief Executive Officer of SCORE (Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises), and Senior Director working with at-risk children and youth at the Ministry of Social and Family Development.  


Jason founded the Yellow Ribbon Project in 2004 and Dads for Life movement in 2009. Since leaving public service in 2013, he has been volunteering as a Board Chairman, at Focus on the Family and a Board Director at Centre for Fathering.  He had sat on COMPASS (MOE Council) for 2 terms and is currently sitting on ACCORD (MINDEF Council).  


Over the years, he had mentored many ex-prisoners, fathers, and young people. Jason is married with two children.

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