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Stepping out into the community at Northam

November 27, 2020 10:28 am

Northam PCYC staff with seven Stepping Stones participants who attended the celebration lunch.   After a challenging start, with the program being paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Northam’s Stepping Stones had a very successful year. Funded by the Department of Education for 10 participants at any one time, 20… Continue Reading

Young Bunbury PCYC mentors help seniors get tech savvy

November 26, 2020 12:25 pm

Bunbury Library e-learning officer Matthew Wearne, Bunbury PCYC course co-ordinator Amanda Ferguson and library community engagement officer Jacqueline Quadrio watch as student Kaiowas Carroll helps Steve McGavin with the computer. Credit: Ailish Delaney/South Western Times   It was a two-way learning curve for local senior citizens and Bunbury PCYC young people… Continue Reading

NAIDOC Week at Fremantle PCYC

November 26, 2020 12:21 pm

  Fremantle PCYC hosted an awe-inspiring NAIDOC event where former PCYC member, Aaron Rule, returned to inspire the next generation of Indigenous children. Aaron was six years old when he joined Fremantle PCYC. Keen to reconnect with PCYC he performed a mesmerising dance whilst his father Lesley played the didgeridoo,… Continue Reading

The difference a year makes

November 26, 2020 12:07 pm

One year since establishing a PCYC in Kununurra WA Police confirm youth crime has reduced by 60%. Whilst there are multiple contributing factors, there’s no doubt that providing children and young people with alternative options to engage in activities helps steer them away from criminal activity, often born out of… Continue Reading

Kalgoorlie Night fever

October 29, 2020 11:54 am

Kalgoorlie’s Family and Youth disco had a remarkable turnout this month, with 55 children choosing to attend along with some younger siblings and parents. It was great to see all ages being catered for so that the whole family could be involved, with children aged 4 all the way up… Continue Reading

Young Bunbury leaders break the record

October 27, 2020 4:20 pm

Leadership course graduates with Bunbury PCYC staff on their graduation day. It was a proud day at Bunbury PCYC in October when 21 young people celebrated their graduation from the most recent Certificate in Leadership Course. Bunbury has never before had such a high number of leadership graduates, making it… Continue Reading

Carnarvon partnership shows PCYC community spirit

October 27, 2020 3:45 pm

Women from the ABC Foundation preparing traditional meals at Carnarvon PCYC Community is part our name and our DNA and it’s being demonstrated in spades by the partnership in Carnarvon with the Aboriginal Biodiversity Conservation Foundation. ABC is an Aboriginal owned and operated enterprise which focusses on empowering and educating… Continue Reading

United through football boots

October 27, 2020 3:26 pm

Credit: The West AFL football inspires and unites many young people and this is particularly the case in the Kimberley region which has produced many football heroes and role models. Former league player Brett Claudius was one of those role models. He played for Perth Football Club and helped develop… Continue Reading

Celebrating National Children’s Week

October 27, 2020 3:21 pm

  Check out one of our Institute of Training kids sharing their thoughts with Commissioner for Children and Young People WA about how young people can talk to older generations about their world today. #ChildrensWeek2020

Mark McGowan supports PCYC

October 27, 2020 2:03 pm

  We loved hearing what Premier Mark McGowan had to say about PCYC and the work that we do to give children and young people the best chance in life to reach their full potential. Watch the most powerful stories of lives turned around:            … Continue Reading