Youth and Community

Tackling Cyber Bullying

PCYC Gladstone’s Youth Management Team recently produced a video in order to tackle cyber bullying in our community. The video identifies what cyber bullying is to our YMT members, the impact it has on youth in our community and where young people can go to get support.

PCYC Gladstone are proud to have this amazing group of people as youth representatives for the PCYC and we see every day how they are making positive changes in the people around them. Check out the blog and video here.

For more information on the youth programs at our PCYC, see the drop-downs below or give us a call on (07) 4972 3122.

Youth and community programs at PCYC Gladstone

Skate 'til Eight

Skate ’til Eight is a completely free event held each first Thursday of the month from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. PCYC Gladstone provides a sausage sizzle and pizza along with a variety of activities for all members of the community. Drop in to skate in the lit up Memorial Park, play pool or table tennis, watch a movie on our big screen, listen to music, play games from the PlayStation van or get involved in arts and craft and painting. Activities vary, so drop in and see what we have planned this week!

Contact us on (07) 4972 3122.

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 all booking enquiries contact Lauren Coles, on (07) 4972 3122

Triple L

A free program which assists young people to gain their learner licence and provides information and education. The program runs over 2 days at selected times during the year and another half day at the Department of Transport and provides youth with information on driver safety and car skills as well as support to complete their L’s test. Keep up to date on the next round by following our Facebook page.

Our next program will run from 17th to 20th of March. Applications are now open and place are limited.

For all booking enquiries contact Lauren Coles, on (07) 4972 3122.

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.

For all booking enquiries contact Bec Frost, on (07) 4972 3122

DRUMBEAT

DRUMBEAT (Discovering Relationships Using Music, Beliefs, Emotions, Attitudes, and Thoughts) is Holyoake’s award-winning and evidence-based program which utilises drumming and rhythm as a medium to increase resilience. It is a structured, but flexible 10 session course. Content covered by the program includes social responsibility, values, identity, dealing with emotions, peer pressure, harmony, communication and teamwork.

For all booking enquiries contact Bec Frost, on (07) 4972 3122

Fit to Commit

Aims to encourage young people’s commitment through participation in fitness activities. It provides an opportunity for young people to improve their resilience and engage in personal development including self-discipline as well as highlighting the connection between physical and mental health. Sessions could include circuit training, strength, boxing, gym session, cardio etc.

For all booking enquiries contact Bec Frost, on (07) 4972 3122

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]
0417 300 108

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.

For all booking enquiries contact Bec Frost, on (07) 4972 3122

Youth Management Team (YMT)

Our Youth Management Team is a youth voice for PCYC Gladstone and the community beyond. The program is completely free and attendees are aged fourteen to twenty-one years. They have regular meetings to discuss youth issues, volunteer their time for fundraising events and participate in various youth activities.

For all booking enquiries contact Bec Frost, on (07) 4972 3122

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 Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Coordinator on 07 3909 9501 or email [email protected]