Youth and Community

Youth and community programs at PCYC Deception Bay

We offer a diverse range of youth and community programs as a way to give back to our local community through youth and community development.

Our Safer Communities Coordinator works with local high schools, organisations and flexi schools to deliver both PCYC core programs and recognized Youth based programs (such as Rock and Water). The aim is to support the social and emotional learning of students/young people, with a large component of this work being diversionary support for Young People away from anti-social activities.

Youth Management Teams (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. 

For more information, please contact [email protected] or (07) 3293 0166

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]
3293 0166

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 [email protected] or (07) 3293 0166

Youth Drop In

Youth Drop In was designed to keep young people off the streets and give them a safe place to associate. This initiative creates a space for youth workers and local police to build a rapport with young people and discuss issues or problems that may be affecting them.

Rock and Water

Rock and Water is an evidenced based, scientifically proven program delivered with an aim to enhance young people’s positive sense of self, boost self-esteem, provide a variety of positive life experiences and encourage goal setting behavior’s.

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.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The 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 (Deception Bay) Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Coordinator Greg Wood on 07 3293 0166 or email [email protected]

Team Up

Team Up is a program that involves young people and police working together through a physically active program. Team Up aims to teach mental strength and physical ability, whilst breaking down barriers of the involvement with Police Officers.

Team Up is an approach that can operate for several diverse demographics. Team Up can be offered as a leadership skilling opportunity for young people who show interest in leadership opportunities or it can be offered for young people who need support in social and emotional learning to all round help promote independence in youth.