Boost for youth programs at Fremantle PCYC

Fremantle Police and Community Youth Centres (PCYC) will receive $ 225,339 to deliver their Safe Space program for the next three years. Provided by the Australian Government, Department of Social Services, the grant is part of the Strong and Resilient Communities Activity.

Fremantle PCYC Safe Space program currently provides a safe place where young people aged 7 -17 years can hang out after school on from Monday to Thursday, 3:00pm – 5:30pm. Under the supervision of qualified youth workers, the program provides local youth with the opportunity to participate in recreational activities and sports, playing pool, watching movies and access to the internet.

The objective of the program is to improve the social and economic participation of vulnerable and disadvantaged young people and families within Fremantle and the wider community.

Julie Gorman, Fremantle PCYC Centre Manager said the grant money not only provides stability for the program, but means the centre can continue to increase the relationship between local youth and the community, along with decreasing offending and antisocial behaviour.

“The funding will provide a wonderful opportunity to expand our program and offer some amazing workshops based around four themes, Aboriginal Culture, Personal Growth, Community Skills, Health and Nutrition”.

“The workshops are aimed at building Life Skills for many of the young people that attend the Safe Space program” said Julie Gorman, Fremantle PCYC Centre Manager.

For more information regarding the program, please contact Fremantle PCYC on (08) 9314 3157 or email fremantlepcyc@wapcyc.com.au

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