Youth and Community

Youth and community programs at PCYC Hervey Bay

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  volunteers 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 has 46 Braking the Cycle sites and 3 School Programs 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.

Youth Support Services

Through funding from the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women, PCYC Queensland is able to provide Youth Support Services across 12 regional, remote and metropolitan communities in Queensland.

Youth Support Services provides holistic, individualised, practical and case management support for at – risk young people that are 8 to 21 years of age.  The service offers planned support towards achieving goals within the young person’s priority areas for change. Support is delivered in the context of the family wherever possible and focuses on reconnecting young people with natural and community supports.

Through the Service provided, young people are supported to:

  • Learn new skills to find employment and maintain positive relationships.
  • Build their guidance and resilience to cope with everyday life situations
  • Maintain a healthy and productive lifestyle
  • Re-engage back to school, with family and 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 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.

[email protected]
0418 852 721

Girls United

Girls United was designed as a program for female Youth Development Officers and Branch Managers as a way of engaging with young women. The program aims to enhance participants’ positive sense of self, boost self-esteem and resilience, provide a variety of positive life experiences, encourage goal setting behaviours, equip them with coping strategies for many life situations and expose participants to healthy female role models.

Indigenous Programs

PCYC Queensland offers a number of opportunities for local Indigenous communities across the state.  We also work in partnership with QPS, Queensland Government and Indigenous communities to deliver a range of sporting, recreation and youth development programs.


Youth Management 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.

The Hervey Bay YMT meets fortnightly on a Tuesday evening from 5pm – 6:30pm at the Hervey Bay PCYC. We welcome all new members, aged 13-24 to come along and find out what the Youth Management Team is all about! Call the club on 41245211 or email [email protected] to find out when the next YMT meeting is being held!

Get Set for Work

This program is for young people who are disengaged from school or are needing help with job seeking. The initiative is to teach life skills – job skills and a work ethic. This prepares young potential school leavers for a job and a career. This program has had great success in re-engaging young people back in to education/school or in to employment. You will gain work experience, a Certificate 1 in Vocational Pathways, and some amazing friends along the way!

The program runs for 10 weeks and is for young people aged between the ages of 15-19 years.

If this sounds like something you or may interest someone you know, please call us on (07) 4124 5211.