Youth and Community

Youth and community programs at PCYC Redcliffe

Bicycle Education and Safety Training

Our Bicycle Education and Safety Training is designed to be challenging, educational, rewarding and enjoyable. The programme has been designed to accommodate Year 4 to 6 students.

The programme involves a three step process:

Step 1: Our road safety instructors will visit your school to introduce themselves and talk to your children about general road safety, which lasts approximately one hour. This step usually involves a Police Officer accompanying our trained staff.

Step 2: The students attend the Redcliffe PCYC facility, where our trained instructors deliver a programme supported by our Police Officers. The programme aims to improve the students bicycle skills and most importantly teach road rules & safety.

Step 3: Your students demonstrate their new abilities and knowledge on our road simulation bicycle track, which has working traffic lights, street signs and markings; all within the safety of the PCYC fence line.

Bicycle Education & Safety Training is designed to highlight:

  • Safe bicycle riding
  • Scanning – Look, listen & think
  • Road sign identification and understanding
  • Road rules and regulations
  • Reaction time & stopping distance
  • Helmets & the importance of wearing them
  • Planning & reactive riding
  • Personal responsibility and legal obligations
  • Public transport safety
  • General road safety

Road Safety Education

Prep and Year 1: Little voices, big choices

Focus on pedestrian safety

Topics covered:

  • Road signs
  • Crossing the road
  • Passenger safety
  • Bicycle safety
  • Stop, drop and go

Year 2 and 3: Watching you, watching me

Focus on bus safety

Topics covered:

  • Bus safety
  • Crossing the road
  • Road signs
  • Safe journeys
  • Blind spots

Short practical exercises to practice following road rules at road signs

Youth Management Team (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.

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] 

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]

(07) 3385 1900

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.

DRUMBEAT

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

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.

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!