Youth and Community

Youth and community programs at PCYC Nerang

Get Set for Work

This program is for young people who are disengaging from school or are needing help with job seeking. The initiative is to teach life skills – job skills and a work ethic. This prepares young potential school leavers for a job and a career. This program has had great success in re-engaging young people back in to education/school or in to employment. You will gain work experience, a Certificate 1 in Vocational Pathways, and some amazing friends along the way!

The program runs for 11 weeks, 5 days per week and is for young people aged between the ages of 16-19 years.

If this sounds like something you or someone you know would be interested in, please email [email protected]

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.

Contact:
[email protected]

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.

Project Booyah

Project Booyah, which translates to an expression for ‘joy, excitement or triumph’, is a police run leadership and mentor program that utilises adventure based learning, decision making/problem solving exercises, resilience training, policing strategies and family inclusive principles to help young people aged 15-16 years make better life choices. Project Booyah is a community inclusive program helping young people develop necessary life skills to make sound decisions and better choices as well as bridging their disconnect with society.

To be eligible for the 17 week program, you must;

  • Be of 15 and 16 years of age
  • Be disengaged from school, family or community
  • Be willing to partake in a program that endeavours to reduce the risk of the disengagement
  • Be willing to and able to commit two days a week for 17 weeks
  • Commit to completing at Certificate II in Hospitality

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.

Youth Management Teams (YMT)

PCYC Queensland Youth Management Teams (YMT) are a social and leadership development group for high school aged 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.

TEAM UP

TEAM UP is a social skills program that aims to help students re-engage at school, or develop in a positive direction, by focusing on leadership qualities. TEAM UP contains a variety of practical activities designed to build crucial life skills, with the weekly program including activities that aim to build resilience, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, social competencies and skills around communication, patience, assertiveness and problem solving.

The team building exercises create a strong team mentality between all members and they learn to work together and focus on perseverance, goal setting and achievement, priority setting, decision-making and consequences. A strong outcome of the program is teaching young people how to resolve issues without resorting to violence and intimidation.

Love Bites

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.