Youth and Community

Youth and community activities at PCYC Mareeba

Community Foundation Skills

Community Foundation Skills offers assistance to young people aged 15 and above with low-level language, literacy, numeracy and digital (LLND) skills. This program will equip young people with the knowledge and confidence to participate successfully in a modern knowledge economy.  

Participants under Community Foundation Skills can be enrolled in nationally recognised foundation skills qualifications, or appropriate non-accredited foundation skills preparatory courses that provide an essential pathway to further education and work. 

Contact: [email protected]

Braking the Cycle

Braking the Cycle is a 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 connections 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 our Coordinator on 0427 867 271 or email [email protected] .

Youth Leadership Team (YLT)

PCYC Youth Leadership Team (YLT) is 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. YTLs 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

Youth Support Services provides holistic, individualised, practical and case management and support for at – risk young people 12 – 21 years of age who are living in the surrounding areas of Mareeba.

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:

PCYC Mareeba

P: (07) 4092 4231

E: [email protected]