Youth and Community

Youth and community programs at PCYC Rockhampton

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 12-21 years of age. Young people aged 8-11 years of age can be supported if a sibling aged 12 years or older is already receiving support , in collaboration with Intensive Family Support or Family Wellbeing services, to ensure the best outcome for a young person under the age of 12. 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

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.

Get Set for Work

Get Set for Work aims to provide disengaged young people aged 15-19 years with nationally recognised training, combined with integrated learning support measures and foundation skills that will enable them to successfully transition to employment and/or further education and training.

PCYC Queensland is funded to deliver the Get Set for Work program, providing a Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways.

Learner Licence Workshops

Learner Licence Workshops are run once a month from 10.00am- 2.00pm, for those people, aged 16 years and older, who would struggle to pass the written Learner Licence test at the Department of Transport. Bookings are essential.

Drop Ins

Mixed Social Novelty Games-

A chilled afternoon of fun activities, music and afternoon snack

Wednesdays, 3.30pm-5.30pm

Youth, 7-15years. Parents encouraged to stay.

Social Basketball after Dark-

Basketball skills, drills & games

Wednesdays, 6.00pm-8.00pm

Youth, 16-21years.

Youth Drop in-

A chilled evening of fun activities, music and food

Fridays, fortnightly, commencing 02/02/24, 6.00pm-7.00pm

Youth, 16-21years.

All sessions are free of charge. Drug & alcohol free. No transport provided.

Other community engagement activities/programs run as advertised on Facebook.