Youth and Community

Youth and community programs at PCYC Goondiwindi

After School Drop In

From 3.30pm to 5.30pm in Winter, and 6pm in Summer, we offer a drop in facility for youth in the community to call in and utilise our facilities

Indigenous Community Sport & Recreation

PCYC is committed to ongoing consultation with Indigenous Communities, leading to the development and delivery of targeted programs through the Indigenous Community Sport and Recreation Program (ICSRP).  The program responds effectively to the needs of our local Indigenous community, aiming to achieve physical, social and emotional wellbeing outcomes for all participants.

The ICSRP aims to provide a coordinated social development platform in partnership with internal and external partners, creating opportunities for Indigenous youth and their families to actively participate in meaningful activities that support healthy lifestyles and pathways

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.

Blue Light Discos

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]
0436 363 495