Youth and Community

Youth and community activities at PCYC Mareeba

Ready for Work

Ready for Work is designed to help young people transition into the workforce, and learn how to keep their jobs once they have it.

The program includes:

  • Resume preparation and writing
  • Job interview skills
  • Job search advice
  • Understanding employer expectations
  • Employability skills such as communication in the workplace
  • Working in a team and problem solving
  • Planning and organising yourself at home and at work
  • No cost to participants

Dates and Times:

Ready for Work is a two week program, running Monday to Friday, 9am to 2pm.

2019 Course Dates:

  • 12th – 23rd August 2019
  • 2nd – 13th September 2019

Located at PCYC Mareeba, 136 Walsh Street, Mareeba

Participant Requirements:

  • 15 to 24 years old
  • Cannot have previously completed a Skilling Queenslanders for Work Program.
  • Must be finished or not enrolled at school


Email   [email protected]
Phone  0427 924 231

**Bookings essential as places are limited**

This training is proudly funded by the Queensland Government through its Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.

Seniors Club

For over 50yr olds.  Meet for coffee, friendship, games, trivia etc

Seniors club is run very Tuesday (except during school holidays) from 9:30am to 11:30am

Contact Cynthia McLean  040925212

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.

Contact Cate or Anna on 0427 867 271. Or email: [email protected]

Youth Management Team (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.

Contact Sgt Mary-Anne West on 0427 924 231

Youth Support Services


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. It focuses on reconnecting young people with natural and community supports.


YS Access service which aims to:

  • Identify the most appropriate assistance available in accordance with a young person’s level of need.
  • Providing young people and their families with information on available services and resources.


YS Support service provides case management which involves:

  • Developing support plans with young people which aim to strengthen the support structures around them, including family supports, and develop their own capacities.
  • Providing practical assistance, advocacy and interpersonal support and safety planning as needed.



We can help young people to:

  • Connect with family and community.
  • Find safe, stable places to live.
  • Engage in education, training or employment.
  • Maintain reasonable physical and emotional health.
  • Access other support agencies and specialist services.



Young people aged between 12 – 21 years* of age who live or attend school in Mareeba who are:

  • Homeless or at risk of being homeless.
  • Disengaging from school, training and/or employment.
  • Disconnected from family and community.
  • In need of support with physical/mental health.

*8-11 year olds are welcome if they have a sibling who is 12 years or older and is a client.



Contact for more information or to make a referral

PCYC Mareeba

P  0428 841 272 / 0427 380 306

[email protected] / [email protected]



136 Walsh Street, Mareeba QLD 4880



*8-11 year old’s are welcome if they have a sibling who is 12 years or older and is a client.


Funded by

Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women