Youth and Community Programs offered at PCYC Ashmore:
RUBY (Rise Up, Be Yourself)
RUBY (Rise Up, Be Yourself) is a free physical fitness program for women who are, have been, or likely to be experiencing Domestic and Family Violence (DFV).
Held weekly at a number of PCYCs across Queensland, RUBY is designed to empower women by building physical strength and contributing to general well-being, emotional resilience, self-esteem and confidence through physical exercise in a violence free and safe environment. The unique program gives participants a different outlet and tools to combat the DFV cycle by fostering connected relationships with other women in a safe, group environment. Sessions are facilitated by a qualified, female PT and a female member of the QPS attends and participates.
RUBY can be a conduit for the needs of the women, and help to create a culture of change and facilitate them to a place of survivorship. It can link participants into existing local services for support, information, referrals and resources and the partnership with the QPS ensures that positive relationships are formed with participants, and direct support is provided.
Channeling Healthy Aggression Mentoring Program is a boxing program which pairs young offenders with a positive mentor from their local community. Mentoring is used to foster personal growth, break down barriers and reduce criminality and risk factors for recidivism.
For more information contact our Reception.
Braking The Cycle
Braking the Cycle is our volunteer driver mentor program designed to support learner drivers without access to a supervisor or registered vehicle to complete their logbook hours. The aim of the program is to provide young people with increased employment opportunities, community connection and driver education.
Participants are matched with a specific volunteer from our extensive and experienced driver mentor network. Mentors provide encouragement and help young people improve their self-esteem and develop positive road safety attitudes.
With the support of government, community and corporate partners, Braking the Cycle is currently offered at 33 PCYC clubs across Queensland. Since its inception in 2012, Braking the Cycle has received 19 awards from the Australian Road Safety Awards, Queensland Reconciliation Awards and Regional Achievement & Community Awards, and most recently won a silver award in the 2017 National National Crime and Violence Prevention Awards.
For more information on Braking the Cycle contact: Deborah James [email protected]
The PCYC Ashmore Bicycle Safety Centre is run as a full day program incorporating theory and practical units. We have recently implemented animated presentation with the focus to engage our young audience and convey the contents clearly while incorporating the new animations to assist in demonstrating the contents. The target audience is mostly Grade 4 students, attending as a school unit.
The presentation includes high quality video file animations, chosen to illustrate the most important scenarios for riding a bike safely on our Gold Coast roads. They introduce the young audience to common scenarios on the road, including obeying road signs and rules, while going through a step by step approach demonstrating the safest method to each. The animations create a bright and positive cartoon atmosphere to entertain the audience while delivering serious lessons in safety.
The Bicycle Safety Centre is run in partnership between the Gold Coast City Council and PCYC Ashmore.
Gold Coast School teachers’ have given positive testimonials, including:
“An excellently presented day where students were able to learn in both classroom and practical situations.”
“Thank you for a great day! Kids highly motivated. All content was appropriate and engaging. Great facility and equipment. Thanks again”
Students attend through their school, if the school is engaged in the program. For all enquiries, contact Mitch Gooch on (07) 5539 5774 or email [email protected].
Community Work Skills
Community Work Skills offers assistance to disadvantaged Queenslanders to gain nationally recognised skills and qualifications up to a certificate III level through nationally recognised training.
This program is a great opportunity for job seekers needing an extra qualification.