The Marine Parade Leadership Foundation (MPLF) is established in 2009 by Marine Parade GRC and Mountbatten SMC Advisers and Grassroots Leaders under the leadership of Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong. It aims to create public awareness of the importance of community service, stimulate interest among youths to serve as volunteers and build a strong network of potential community leaders for the grassroots and voluntary sectors.


NextGen Leadership Programme (NGLP)




NGLP is the MPLF’s flagship programme, designed to support youths to discover their leadership potential. The 9-month mentorship programme will enable youths to develop their leadership capacities, project management and interpersonal skills, through a variety of trainings, local ground attachments and community project opportunities. Youth participants can expect to forge new friendships, impact their communities and have fun doing it.



Leadership Learning Academy (LLA)




 LLA is a new programme that provides multiple platforms for youths to be immersed in experiential learning and engage with other youth leaders. Through community trails, dialogue sessions, group discussions and more, youth participants are able to gain more awareness and exposure to community issues and resources, as well as further enhance their leadership capabilities. In addition, youths who are inspired to do more for the community through new initiatives can apply for seed funding.


NextGen Leadership Awards (NLA)



NLA is one of MPLF’s efforts to recognise student leaders and youth volunteers in schools, grassroots organisations and voluntary welfare organisations who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and outstanding effort in the area of community service. There are two types of awards given out annually, namely the Goh Chok Tong NextGen Outstanding Student Leader Award and NextGen Young Community Leader Award.

Through this platform, the Foundation hopes to shine the spotlight on youths who have exhibited passion, initiative and dedication in their role as student leaders, community leaders and active volunteers so that other youths can be inspired to lead and serve. All award recipients will be given opportunities to further enhance their leadership potential and capabilities to serve the community as well as access support for community initiatives.


To get in touch or find out more about our programmes, contact us at 6317 8709 or email