Youth and Community

Youth and community programs at PCYC Logan City

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.

Youth Management Teams (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.

Youth Drop In

Youth drop in to divert young people to a safe vibrant friendly location where the can chill and have a good time in a safe environment. Pool, ping pong, arcade and much more activities to do on the night.

LEAD

A co-educational youth development program helping young people build their resilience and confidence through team building, health, nutrition and life skill activities.  LEAD is a combination of PCYC’s Girls United and Deep Blue Line youth development programs.

The program runs mostly in schools to build self-esteem, and confidence, learn to respect each other and build new friendships, with guest speakers and role models for the youth.

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]
0412 790 869

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.

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] 

Indigenous Programs

The Logan Indigenous Community Sport & Recreation Officer (ICSRO) delivers a range of Sport & Recreation programs and activities for all ages. Our Indigenous Programs include:

    • Oz tag – non-contact touch footy activity currently delivered in Berrinbah East and Yugumbir State Schools.
    • Traditional Indigenous Games (TIGs),
    • Under 5’s swimming delivered in partnership with Kingston Aquatic Centre
    • Walking Group – for community members interested in improving their health, fitness and general wellbeing.  It’s a great social activity, and
    • Catch Me If You Can (CMIYC) – an innovative program developed to improve relationships between indigenous school students and local police.

Pedalz Up

An 8 week life skills and bike restoration program working with young people aged 11-14 years at the club supported by local police, government and non-government agencies.

The next program is due to commence in Term 4, 2021.

Think U Know

Australian Federal Police internet safety program delivered in schools to children from prep to high school and parents.

Queensland Blue Light Blue EDGE Program

An 8 week physical fitness program designed to extend a young person’s mind and physical capability.  The program includes career advice and mentoring  with a view to the young people actualising their potential.  Delivered in partnership with Logan schools.