Youth and Community

Youth and community programs at PCYC Edmonton

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.

Contact Shane Nicholson on 0419 578 486 or email [email protected]

Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can is an innovative program using sports to develop and improve relationships between Indigenous school students and local police.

As part of the program, students are  matched with a police officer of their choice and participate in team building activities and a friendly sporting competition. This allows students and police officers to get to know each other in a healthy environment and build positive, respectful relationships.

Contact PCYC Edmonton on Ph. 40456540 or Email [email protected] 

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

Contact PCYC Edmonton on Ph. 40456540 or Email [email protected]