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 18 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 Fridays fortnightly after school 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 at a number of PCYCs across Queensland, 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 PT 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.

[email protected]
0417 447 066

Youth Development Programs

The branch offers a range of youth development programs including Duke of Edinburgh, Leadership development & educational programs to support the positive development of young people. We also support young people to create & run events within the community.

Youth Crime Prevention Programs

PCYC Mt Gravatt is heavily engaged in programs in schools to divert young people from participating in anti-social and offending behaviours.  Programs include:

Streetwise Non-Contact Boxing

DRUMBEAT (Discovering Relationships Using Music, Beliefs, Emotions, Attitudes, and Thoughts) is Holyoake’s award-winning and evidence-based program which utilises drumming and rhythm as a medium to increase resilience. It is a structured, but flexible 10 session course. Content covered by the program includes social responsibility, values, identity, dealing with emotions, peer pressure, harmony, communication and teamwork.

Love Bites is an extremely successful school-based Domestic and Family Violence and Sexual Assault prevention program created by NAPCAN. Love Bites is based on best practice standards for education programs as recommended by the Federal Government funded Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearing House and other leading academics in the area of violence against women.

Anger Management

Deep Blue Line
Deep Blue Line is a police mentoring program which aims at enhancing young people’s positive sense of self, boost self-esteem, provide a variety of positive life experiences, encourage goal setting behaviours and expose participants to healthy role models. The program is gender specific and can be adapted to cater for young males or females as a small group of up to 10 participants and two facilitators. Weekly sessions deliver life-skills based sessions and interactions with mentors based around the key learning areas of communication, wellbeing and positive futures.

Learning Connections

A free program on Wednesdays after school for children age 5 to 10 years who experience learning and social difficulties in their normal lives.

Ladies Personal Safety Courses

For the ladies only, the branch offers two eight week courses a year to build your self-confidence, communicate with influence and feel safer in and out of the home environment.  Our highly qualified trainer will guide you safely and confidently through the process.  Designed for girls & women age 12 years +.

BCC Chillout School Holiday Programs

Free Brisbane City Council funded school holiday workshops for children and young people age 10 to 17 years.

Activities may include:
Music Production
Circus Skills
Non-Contact Boxing
Self Defence
Film Production
The Arts

Workshops of 4 to 6 hours duration are offered in most of the school holidays. There is generally no cost to attend. Numbers are strictly limited so contact us at the Branch on 3420 4655 to book.

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]