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Monique’s road to recovery

June 30, 2020 9:40 am

18-year-old Monique had one of the hardest starts in life, with an absent father and severe bullying at school that led to depression and anxiety. Thankfully, PCYC was a constant in Monique’s life since she was eight years old. A safe place that she could come to, be herself, enjoy… Continue Reading

Kununurra kids give sports equipment new life

June 26, 2020 3:50 pm

Kununurra PCYC received a generous donation from Fair Game Sports Equipment Inc. of pre-loved sports equipment and runners to give to children in the local community. Jane Cartwright, Kununurra Centre Manager, said she was delighted to be able provide children and young people in the community with equipment to play… Continue Reading

PCYC breaks the cycle of disadvantage

June 26, 2020 3:50 pm

18-year-old Imran passes his driving test with flying colours thanks to the Broome PCYC Drive to the Future Program. In Western Australian remote and regional towns, the only way to get to work is by car. So being able to drive is crucial. Unfortunately, getting a licence to drive is… Continue Reading

Community support for kids in Collie

June 26, 2020 3:50 pm

Cheque presented to PCYC Centre Manager Linda Gallagher, and Senior Sergeant, Heath Soutar by Paul Thomas, Jonathon Hall, Brenden St Jack from Altrad Services.   Collie PCYC was thrilled to be chosen by Altrad Services to receive a $2,500 donation, as part of the TM Power Services community engagement initiative… Continue Reading

Rio to the rescue!

June 26, 2020 2:09 pm

It was all-hands-on-deck at Broome PCYC when Rio Tinto employees volunteered their time to transform an overgrown rubbish area into a community garden space for PCYC children. Team Rio Tinto helped to clear large amounts of green waste, debris and rubbish. Annie Dann, Broome Centre Manager, was extremely thankful to… Continue Reading

Wriggly worm farm draws in kids

June 26, 2020 2:09 pm

  Over 400 children came to PCYC Centres in Albany and Kensington to take part in the community program where kids learn how important the humble earthworm is to the environment. Children love getting their hands dirty and even better, through the PCYC worm farm project they got to learn… Continue Reading

Exmouth kids next generation of coders

May 28, 2020 11:06 am

Exmouth PCYC children are learning how to build a website and program a reticulation system thanks to 25-year-old volunteer Jackson, who has been teaching young people how to code as part of the Exmouth PCYC CoderDojo Program. The CoderDojo movement believes that an understanding of programming is increasingly important in… Continue Reading

#InThisTogether2020

May 27, 2020 10:30 am

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. In a just, equitable and reconciled Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children will have the same… Continue Reading

PCYC North West Centres receive much-needed funding

May 26, 2020 10:00 am

On Tuesday 26th May, the Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs, the Hon Jason Wood MP, announced that PCYC would receive funding for three years to enable PCYC’s vital safeSPACE program to run in the North West. Assistant Minister Wood said, “The Safer Communities Fund is delivering… Continue Reading