Youth and Community

Youth and community programs at PCYC Mackay

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.

Our youth management meets once a month  and works together as group on projects and community volunteering.

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] 

Youth Support Service

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

Emergency Service Cadets

The PCYC Queensland Emergency Services Cadets program is delivered in partnership with PCYC Queensland and Queensland’s emergency services, thanks to the support of Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.

The program is offered to young people aged 12 to 17 and operates out of an emergency service facility within a community under the leadership and guidance of volunteer adult leaders and mentoring emergency services personnel.  Currently there are 14 unit locations operating.

Cadets learn a diverse range of emergency service skills, develop their leadership potential and are encouraged to explore a career pathway or ongoing volunteering with emergency services; as the program has a focus on “building the next generation of emergency service volunteers”.

PCYC Emergency Services Cadets at a glance:

  • Cadet programs operate out of sponsoring emergency service facilities.
  • Young people are encouraged to consider a career in emergency services or to become an adult volunteer in emergency services.
  • Cadets learn a diverse range of emergency response skills from highly experienced personnel.
  • It is free to join!

To find out more, call (07) 3909 9555 or email [email protected]

Get Set for Work

This program is for young people 15 – 19 years of age who are disengaging from school or in need of help to find a job.

The initiative is to teach life and job-ready skills. This prepares potential young school leavers for a job and a career. This program has had great success in getting young people back into school or into employment.

You will gain work experience, a Certificate II in Vocational Pathways and maybe some amazing friends along the way.

The program runs for 10 weeks on the same dates as school, five days a week from 9 am to 3 pm.

If this sounds like something for you or someone you know, please email [email protected]