PCYC Braking the Cycle expands to Caboolture and Deception Bay
PCYC Queensland is excited to announce State Member for Morayfield, Mark Ryan, is officially launching the expansion of our internationally award-winning learner driver mentor program, PCYC Braking the Cycle, in Caboolture and Deception Bay on Friday, 29 March.
PCYC Braking the Cycle is a state-wide learner driver mentor program that provides a safe vehicle, and pairs learner drivers with volunteer mentors who support them to undertake 100 hours of supervised on-road driving experience in order to achieve their driver’s licence for young people who may otherwise not be able to do so.
State Member for Morayfield, Mark Ryan, is proud to support the program’s expansion to PCYC Caboolture and PCYC Deception Bay.
“PCYC Braking the Cycle is a great program that provides positive driver education and has a great impact in local communities,” said Mr Ryan.
PCYC Queensland Chief Executive Officer, Phil Schultz, says the overall program objective is to create safer young drivers, increase social inclusion, and workforce participation of disadvantaged at risk young people through mentoring, education and support.
“PCYC Braking the Cycle not only empowers disadvantaged young people to obtain their licence, it also increases a young person’s employment and education opportunities, encourages positive community connection and improves road safety outcomes for young drivers,” said Mr Schultz.
PCYC Queensland is calling for more PCYC Braking the Cycle volunteers for both the PCYC Caboolture and PCYC Deception Bay clubs. Local mentor Trevor Sims is welcoming and encouraging more community members like himself to apply.
“Being a mentor with PCYC Braking the Cycle has given me a tangible way to support my community, and it is empowering to know the program offers a lasting impact on a young person’s life,” said Mr Sims.
“Volunteering with PCYC Braking the Cycle has also given me the opportunity to meet new people and develop new skills, and importantly I can give my time flexibly,” he said.
About PCYC Braking the Cycle
PCYC Braking the Cycle is now offered at 39 PCYC Queensland clubs across the state with thanks to the support of the Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) and the Department of Transport and Main Roads. Since 2013, PCYC Braking the Cycle has helped over 1,350 young people obtain their driver’s licence through a network of over 700 volunteer mentor drivers, over 50 vehicles and the support from more than 50 government, community and corporate partners. In that time, PCYC Braking the Cycle has been awarded 13 State and National Road Safety Awards, and most recently received a prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in December 2018.
For more information or to apply, contact the PCYC Caboolture Braking the Cycle Coordinator, Nicole Egan at [email protected] or call 3293 0166.