Youth and Community

Youth and community programs at PCYC Carindale

Braking the Cycle

PCYC Braking the Cycle (BTC) 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.

Here’s what a couple of our existing volunteers had to say…

“It is so rewarding to give back and I have met some amazing people both staff and young people.”
Driver Mentor, Nambour

“Initially I was a little apprehensive about the role of a BTC mentor, but since “going live” I have found that my apprehensions were unnecessary and I enjoy the experience and it’s challenges and would definitely recommend the mentor role to others.”
Driver Mentor, Caloundra

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.

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 the club, 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. RUBY is a unique program allowing participants a different outlet and tools to combat the domestic violence cycle by fostering connected relationships with other women in a safe group environment.Each session is facilitated by a qualified, female group fitness instructor and a female member of the Queensland Police Service will also attend and participate weekly. RUBY can also link participants into existing local services for support, information, referrals and resources.