Youth and Community

PCYC Beenleigh offers a diverse range of youth and community programs with a focus on youth development current youth and community programs include

  • ART
  • Break Thru
  • Certificate III Hospitality
  • Community Learning Program (Cert 3 Fitness)
  • Deep Blue Line
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award
  • Get Set for Work (GSFW)
  • Get The Fitness United
  • Girls with a Purpose
  • Love Bites
  • Possibility Program
  • RUBY (Rise Up, Be Yourself)
  • Think U Know
  • Time & Place
  • Two Tribes
  • Youth Drop In
  • Youth Management Team (YMT)
  • Youth Nights

Youth and Community programs at PCYC Beenleigh

Youth Drop In


Every Thursday 3pm – 6pm, 12 years upwards, games, chill out & free refreshments provided.

Youth Nights

12 years upwards, managed by our Youth Management Team (YMT) & designed for fun, education & more fun. Music, games, inflatables, refreshments.

Youth Management Team (YMT)

PCYC Queensland Youth Management Teams (YMT) are a social and leadership development group for high school aged young people who wish to improve their leadership skills and to give back to and connect with their communities. YMTs meet regularly within the clubs, volunteer their time and establish and drive their own projects within the community.

Young people that meet every Wednesday afternoon to discuss various topics including; fundraising ideas, community activities to engage young people.

Two Tribes

Together We Obtain Trust Respect Inspiration Belief Enthusiasm and Support; Program designed to assist young asylum seekers and refugees that are finding difficulty in assimilating to the Australian culture. Self-belief is taught by using art workshops.

Deep Blue Line

Deep Blue Line is a police mentoring program which aims at enhancing young people’s positive sense of self, boost self-esteem, provide a variety of positive life experiences, encourage goal setting behaviours and expose participants to healthy role models. The program is gender specific and can be adapted to cater for young males or females as a small group of up to 10 participants and two facilitators. Weekly sessions deliver life-skills based sessions and interactions with mentors based around the key learning areas of communication, wellbeing and positive futures.

Girls With a Purpose

Girls with a Purpose has been developed to provide relevant life skills for young girls. The program is the result of action research that examined the most effective way of engaging girls with low self-esteem. Low self-esteem and a lack of purpose can contribute to teenage pregnancy, disengagement from school, drug and alcohol abuse, self-harming behaviours, and unhealthy relationships. The program aims to address these issues by providing young women with an opportunity to develop their knowledge, resilience, and self-worth. The Girls with a Purpose program will empower and enable students to develop their skills, communication skills, team work skills, responsibility, self-control, social connection and belonging, being understood, and being valued. As well as developing qualities of perseverance, self-discipline, tolerance and courage. This program is delivered to schools.

Please note- this program is only available in schools.

Possibility Program

This program is delivered by Peter Speaight, specifically for people within our community with a disability, sport and recreational based but also increases social inclusion, hand-eye coordination and self-confidence for the participants of which on average 375 attend per month.

Love Bites

Love Bites is an extremely successful school-based Domestic and Family Violence and Sexual Assault prevention program created by NAPCAN. Love Bites is based on best practice standards for education programs as  recommended by the Federal Government funded Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearing House and other leading academics in the area of violence against women.

Get Set for Work (GSFW)

This program is for young people who are disengaging from school or are needing help with job seeking. The initiative is to teach life skills – job skills and a work ethic. This prepares young potential school leavers for a job and a career. This program has had great success in re-engaging young people back in to education/school or in to employment. You will gain work experience, a Certificate 1 in Vocational Pathways, and some amazing friends along the way!

The program runs for 11 weeks, 5 days per week and is for young people aged between the ages of 16-19 years.

If this sounds like something you or someone you know wold be interested in, please call us on (07) 3380 1710.

Community Learning Program (Cert 3 Fitness)

This program runs for 12 weeks. Consisting of accredited training, hands on experience and job preparation. Classes on Thursdays & Fridays. 3 Month Gym Membership to PCYC Beenleigh included.

In Partnerships With: ONFIT for RTO


Certificate III Hospitality

This program runs full-time for 20 weeks. Consisting of accredited training, hands on experience and job preparation. Classes and Vocational Placement located at Beenleigh PCYC. Online study options available. Includes the RSA, RSG and coffee making units.
In Partnerships With: Smartskill Pty Ltd – RTO #5710


TEAM UP is a social skills program that aims to help students re-engage at school, or develop in a positive direction, by focusing on leadership qualities. TEAM UP contains a variety of practical activities designed to build crucial life skills, with the weekly program including activities that aim to build resilience, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, social competencies and skills around communication, patience, assertiveness and problem solving.

The team building exercises create a strong team mentality between all members and they learn to work together and focus on perseverance, goal setting and achievement, priority setting, decision-making and consequences. A strong outcome of the program is teaching young people how to resolve issues without resorting to violence and intimidation.

Please note- this program is only available in schools.

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.

[email protected]
0429 696 205

Think U Know

Is a program delivered to students, parents, carers and teachers to educate around cyber safety. This evidence-based program presents information on the technology young people are using, the challenges they may face, and importantly, how they can be overcome.

Break Thru

A program designed for young people who have been through trauma. Domestic violence, grief and loss, depression, self-harming. This program allows the young person to express their feelings and tell their story through art. A lot of the young people have never had a chance or felt comfortable telling their stories; never truly feeling heard. This 6 week program allows them to experience support, gain confidence and self-esteem, and feel heard; giving them a sense of worth.

Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

PCYC is Queensland’s largest provider of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, a multi-stage self-development program available to young people ages 14 to 25 that encourages them to set their own goals and challenges, work towards achieving them, and then be recognised at the end for sustaining the commitment they have made.

For further information on how to get involved please contact PCYC Queensland’s Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Coordinator on 07 3909 9501 or email [email protected] 

Time & Place

Is a program designed based on the need being identified by local police targeting populated areas of young people. The presence of PCYC staff in collaboration with Local police officers at random locations and times aims to engage young people involved anti-social activities with the hopes of further engagement long term.

Get The Fitness United

Get The Fitness United is a morning program designed to give young people an active and healthy start to their day. PCYC will provide young people with breakfast, a fitness program and drop off to school with a packed lunch. This program is designed for disadvantage young people in our community.


Run in collaboration with Youth Justice, ART is our Aggression Replacement Training designed to support young people through anger management. This CBT program installs new skills to communicate in a positive way, challenges and changes thought patterns in relation to events that trigger anger and highlights how beliefs, values and environment can influence decision making.