Youth and Community

Youth and community programs at PCYC Rockhampton

Get Set for Work

The Get Set for Work program is a Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative aimed at 15 – 19 year olds that are disengaged from school or are struggling to enter the workforce.  While on the program, participants undertake training in Skills for Vocational Pathways, as well as completing basic hospitality skills, employability skills and life skills in a community environment.

Youth Support Services

Through funding from the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women, PCYC Queensland is able to provide Youth Support Services across 12 regional, remote and metropolitan communities in Queensland.

Youth Support Services provides holistic, individualised, practical and case management support for at – risk young people that are 8 to 21 years of age.  The service offers planned support towards achieving goals within the young person’s priority areas for change. Support is delivered in the context of the family wherever possible and focuses on reconnecting young people with natural and community supports.

Through the Service provided, young people are supported to:

  • Learn new skills to find employment and maintain positive relationships.
  • Build their guidance and resilience to cope with everyday life situations
  • Maintain a healthy and productive lifestyle
  • Re-engage back to school, with family and the community

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]
0457 791 736

Alternative Learning Space Program

Alternative Learning Space program are designed primarily for Years 10 – 12 students who are disengaged with mainstream schooling and seek an educational pathway that will lead to employment.

The Alternative Learning Space (ALS) is a flexible learning environment for disengaged students looking to improve their literacy and numeracy skills. The space offers two programs to cater for the different needs of students within the unique Central Queensland catchment: Short courses and Basic Key Skill Builder (BKSB). Both programs enable students to reengage in a flexible, non-threatening environment to gain valuable literacy and numeracy skills.

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.