Youth and Community

Youth and community programs at PCYC Gold Coast

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is an internationally recognised award for young people aged 14-24 that is about setting goals and meeting challenges to achieve them. The Awards have four sections of involvement – volunteering, skills, physical recreation and Adventurous Journey.

You can earn 4 points towards your Queensland Certificate of Education by achieving the Awards.

1 point for Bronze
1 point for Silver
2 points for Gold

For more information about the Awards at PCYC Gold Coast please email [email protected] or [email protected]

The Bridge Award

The Bridge Award is an introduction to the program for ages 11.5 to 24 years. It has the same sections as the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – volunteering, skills, physical recreation and an Adventurous Journey, with modified requirements to suit those younger or with some different situations.

What do you have to do for the Award?

The participant plans their involvement in four categories with our Award Leader.

For more information on the Award requirements, visit the Queensland Award Office webpage –



Youth Leadership Team (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 contact [email protected] or [email protected]

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 on Braking the Cycle contact [email protected] or [email protected]


Project Booyah provides a 16-week community inclusive police mentoring program,  incorporating adventure-based learning, leadership skills, social and skill development training, community intervention, functional literacy / numeracy support and vocational scholarships to support identified disconnected young people regain a sense of their own self-worth, build resilience and enable them to feel a connection with their local community.

For more information contact [email protected] or [email protected]