Youth and Community

Youth and Community programs at PCYC Mount Gravatt

Youth Support Program

PCYC Mt Gravatt has a full-time youth worker funded by the Dept. of Child Safety, Youth and Women available to work with young people at risk age 8 to 21 years who need advice and support in their lives for a range of presenting issues.  Services are provided free of charge.

Youth Management Teams (YMT)

Our group of like-minded young people 12 to 17 years of age who attend the branch on a regular basis to plan activities for their peers or work in the community on worthwhile projects.  There is no charge to attend and take part. The group meets weekly on a Tuesday between 3:30pm and 5:30pm and are supported by our youth worker funded by the Brisbane City Council. Contact the branch on 3420 4655 to find out more.

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, 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 qualified fitness instructor and a female member of the QPS 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. Contact the branch on 3420 4655 to find out more.

Learning Connections

A free program ran once a week after school for children age 5 to 10 years who experience learning and social difficulties in their normal lives. This class is temporarily on hold due to Covid-19. Please contact the branch on 3420 4655 to find out more.

BCC Chillout School Holiday Programs

Mt Gravatt offers a variety of programs throughout the school holidays under the Brisbane City Council’s Chillout School Holiday Program. Young people can beat the school holiday boredom, make new friends and develop new skills by taking part in free or low-cost activities with our Chillout programs. Activities include Art and Craft, Music Workshops, Fitness and Self Defence programs. Contact the branch on 3420 4655 to book.

Brisbane City Council GOLD Program

Mt Gravatt offers four sessions of physical activity per week for the over 50’s through the Brisbane City Council’s GOLD Program. Session are free of charge, but bookings are essential. We currently offer Yoga, Gentle Fitness and Tai Chair at the branch on Thursdays during school terms. See the timetable page for further details. Contact the branch on 3420 4655 to book.

Braking The Cycle (BTC)

PCYC Braking the Cycle (BTC) 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. Please contact the branch on 3420 4655 to find out more.

Girls United

Girls United was designed as a program for female Community Development Officers and Branch Managers as a way of engaging with young women. The program, for females aged 12-16 years old, aims to enhance participants’ positive sense of self, boost self-esteem and resilience, provide a variety of positive life experiences, encourage goal setting behaviours, equip them with coping strategies for many life situations and expose participants to healthy female role models. Please contact the branch on 3420 4655 to find out more.

Streetwise Boxing Program

Streetwise is designed around the values of Respect, Friendship and Sharing, and the three leadership elements Expressing Self, Relating to Others, and Creating Your Place in the Wider World. The program aims to engage a targeted group of young people aged between 12 -17 years. It can be used as a way to target youth who have been identified as requiring specific intervention to develop their skills in positive social communication, confidence, decision making, conflict resolution, resilience and leadership. The program is designed to teach valuable life lessons and skills through group discussions, team building and boxing skills (Pad and Bag work only – no sparring). Please contact the branch on 3420 4655 to find out more.

Drop-In

Drop In is a free, safe space for teenagers and young adults to hangout with mates and grab some healthy snacks. Variety of activities available including Board Games, Pool, Air Hockey, Movies and Video Games. Open on Thursdays from 3:30pm-5:30pm for youth aged 12-17 years old and Fridays from 3:30pm to 8:00pm for youth aged 15-25 years old. Please contact the branch on 3420 4655 to find out more.

In-School Programs

PCYC Mt Gravatt is also able to deliver in-school youth development programs that are free or low cost. These programs include:

-Streetwise Boxing Program

-Love Bites

-ThinkUKnow

-Rhythm 2 Recovery

-Rock & Water

If your school is interested in having PCYC Mt Gravatt deliver a program please contact the branch on 3420 4655 to find out more.