Youth and Community

Youth and community activities at PCYC Mareeba

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: 0428 841 272
E: [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] .

Ready for Work

Ready for Work is designed to assist young people trying to gain employment with the help of resume preparation and writing, job interview skills, searching for and applying for jobs, employability skills including communication skills, working in a team and much more.

Contact 0447 264 658 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.

Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Ages 14yrs to 25yrs

The Duke of Edinburgh Awards encourages participants 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 more information, please visit: The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award 

Contact 0428 841 272

Pulse Cafe (Youth Drop In)

Pulse Cade is for young people aged 12 to 17yrs, to teach them life skills and prevent them from wandering the streets and engaging in anti-social behaviours.  We offer a variety of free indoor activities which include table tennis, pool tables, art and craft activities, board games and more.

For more information, please visit: Drop In

Contact 4092 4231 or [email protected]

Pulse Café operates 6pm to 9pm, Tuesday to Saturday, except public holidays.

Cadet Club (OSHC)

Primary school age
Delivered at PCYC OSHC and by appointment with primary schools.

Cadet Club has a strong focus on play, respect, and creating a safe space and sense of belonging and encourages children to adopt the elements of Learn. Empower. Achieve. Dream. (LEAD) as the foundation of their development and belonging to their community across different environments.

For more information, please visit: Cadet Club

Contact 4092 4231

Think You Know

Kindy to Grade 12

Think You Know, is a program written by the Australian Federal Police to educate children about online child safety.  It is delivered in Queensland schools by Qld Police Officers to build positive engagement between children, young people and police while equipping students with the knowledge and skills to enable them to take actionable steps to maintain their safety online.

This program is delivered within schools. in partnership with the Australian Federal Police (AFP)

For more information, please visit: ThinkUKnow

Contact 40924231 Sgt Mary-Anne

You Choose

You Choose is a program written by the Dept of Children Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs and is delivered by Qld Police Officers in primary schools to educate children about criminal responsibility.

It assists to teach participants if they become involved in crime the consequences of having a criminal record:

  • Ways children can remove themselves from a situation that can lead them into serious trouble with police
  • Impact of crimes on victims
  • Misuse of telecommunication services
  • Social media
  • Much more!

This program is delivered within schools.

Contact 40924231 Sgt Mary-Anne