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 is aimed to divert young people to a safe, vibrant and friendly location, where they can relax and have a good time, in a safe environment. Pool, ping pong, and arcade are among just some of the activities available on the night.
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 personal trainer and a female member of the Queensland Police Service also 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.
0412 790 869
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]
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.
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.
Think U Know
Australian Federal Police internet safety program delivered in schools to children from prep to high school and parents.
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.
Community Work Skills
Community Work Skills offers assistance to disadvantaged Queenslanders to gain nationally recognised skills and qualifications up to a certificate III level through nationally recognised training.
This program is a great opportunity for job seekers needing an extra qualification.
Get Set for Work (GSW)
This program is for young people who are disengaging 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 11 weeks, 5 days per week and is for young people aged between the ages of 16-19 years.
If this sounds like something you or someone you know would be interested in, please email [email protected]