The organisation of the CYC includes schools as its basic units. Most of the primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong have joined the CYC scheme and become regular members. All students in a member school can apply to join the CYC, and a teacher is appointed as the teacher-in-charge to conduct CYC activities under the leadership of the school head.
The Council is the top level decision-making body of the CYC with the Principal Assistant Secretary for Education as the president. His/her duties are to ensure that the CYC achieves its aim and objective, to determine the overall policy of the CYC and to make recommendations on its overall development, to lay down directives for the reference of the Executive Committee, and to ensure CYC resources are sufficient and properly utilised.
CYC Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is the executive arm of the CYC Council, whose core duties are to implement the policies and directives formulated by the Council, to review the outcome of the CYC activities and make recommendations on improvement measures for the consideration of the Council, to co-ordinate and organize territory-wide CYC activities, and to provide technical assistance and advice for activities arranged on the district and school levels.
CYC District Executive Committees
There are 18 District Committees in the CYC. Each of which is formed by the member schools of the district. The duties of the District Committees are to coordinate and oversee CYC activities on the district level.
Member schools are the core components of the CYC. The head of a member school shall appoint a teacher for coordinating and supervising CYC activities and acting as a link between the CYC Office and student members of the school. As regards the school heads, they may be elected to participate in planning the affairs of the District Executive Committees, the Executive Committee and the Council.
The CYC Office is responsible for the daily administration of the CYC which includes the membership registration; liaison with schools, other government departments and organizations; and giving advice, planning, coordinating and holding CYC activities.