Youth and Community

Youth and community programs at PCYC Burdekin

Get Set for Work (GSW)

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 would be interested in, please email [email protected]

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.

Contact:
[email protected]
(07) 4783 1009

TEAM UP

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.

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, please contact Reception.

Active Mates Program (High School Age)

Burdekin PCYC is about young people, and facilitates and encourages participation in sporting, recreation, cultural/arts, and welfare programs with an aim to improving the lives of individual members and the development of local communities throughout the country. At a local level, the Burdekin Branch strives to engage young people in a positive and supportive way providing opportunities for young people to make positive life choices. We look forward to working with your child.

‘Active Mates’ Program is a subprogram of our positive youth mentoring program.  This program is in collaboration with Home Hill High School.  We aim to facilitate chosen students into team sports and other support activities. The program is funded by Queensland Health.  As part of this program the participants will be coached, have registration, transport, and have their team uniforms supplied.  This Program will run till the conclusion of the Burdekin Touch Football Program.  The students will be taken to the touch football grounds for games.  On occasion there will be some other activities that will enhance physical skills and teamwork.

Active Mates Program (Primary School Age)

Burdekin PCYC is about young people, and facilitates and encourages participation in sporting, recreation, cultural/arts, and welfare programs with an aim to improving the lives of individual members and the development of local communities throughout the country. At a local level, the Burdekin Branch strives to engage young people in a positive and supportive way providing opportunities for young people to make positive life choices. We look forward to working with your child.

‘Active Mates’ Program is a subprogram of our positive youth mentoring program.  This program is in collaboration with Home Hill High School.  We aim to facilitate chosen students into team sports and other support activities. The program is funded by Queensland Health.  As part of this program the participants will be coached, have registration, transport, and have their team uniforms supplied.  This Program will run till the conclusion of the Burdekin Touch Football Program.  The students will be taken to the touch football grounds for games.  On occasion there will be some other activities that will enhance physical skills and teamwork.

Blue EDGE

Blue EDGE (Educate, Develop, Grow, Empower) is a program of physical training designed to extend a young person’s mind and physical capability. The program also includes career education, motivational speakers and mentoring with a view to having youth actualise their potential.