Youth and Community

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

Youth and community programs at PCYC Fortitude Valley

Youth Drop In

Youth Drop In was designed to give young people 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 through a game of basketball and afternoon tea!

Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30-5:00pm.

Youth Leadership Team (YLT)

PCYC Queensland Youth Leadership Teams (YLT) 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. YLTs meet regularly within the clubs, volunteer their time and establish and drive their own projects within the community.

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 personal trainer and a female member of the Queensland Police Service also 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) 32523365

Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

PCYC Queensland is the states 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] 

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.

Please note – this program is only available in schools, or group bookings – minimum 10 participants

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:
[email protected]
0438 213 981

Boxing After Dark

This is a closed group activity for Young People to come and have a box with our Police Officers during the evenings. If you’re interested in participating in the program please contact the team on [email protected]