Youth and Community

Youth and community programs at PCYC Lang Park

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] 

Transform

TRANSFORM is an intensive healthy lifestyle and fitness program involving a number of activities including Basketball training/competition and weights delivered at the PCYC and in partnership with the Albert Park Flexi Learning Centre (APFLC).  APFLC works with marginalised young people, 15 – 25 years, who are vulnerable and experience a complexity of inter-related needs.

Girls United

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

Milperra Bike Program

Milperra Bike Program is a Bike Education program that involves theory and physical based learning.  Students will learn road rules and signs, relating to both traffic and bike users.  They will also learn how to ride, control and maintain a bike through simulated bike courses and paths marked by road signs and traffic cones.

True Colours

True Colours is a peer support and life skills program for young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, asexual, pansexual or any other expression of diverse genders and/or sexualities

Youth Management Teams (YMT)

PCYC Youth Management Teams (YMT) are a social and leadership development group for 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.

Breakfast of Champions

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.