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Broome PCYC Cultural Activities Keep Local Youth Engaged

Published: January 10, 2018 12:00am
Broome PCYC, Broome Police Youth Crime Intervention Officers (YCIO) along with Red Cross and other local organisations put their resources together and provided a range of cultural and fun activities to keep local youth engaged over the Christmas and New Year Holiday period. Crime during the holiday period in Broome tends to increase dramatically partly due to the lack of activities available for young people. To combat this, local organisations worked with identified Youth at Risk to engage them in positive healthy and active activities, as well as helping to build positive relationships between young people and Police. Some of the activities delivered over the holidays included; fishing trips, crabbing trips, hunting for goanna, spearing, basketball, beach trips and indoor activities when the weather was too wild. The holiday program ended with Broome PCYC delivering a Junior Basketball Carnival for youth aged 10 – 17 during the last week of the school holidays. The carnival was well received by all with up to 14 teams and 140 kids participating in the carnival over the two days. Broome PCYC have offered holiday programs and events during each school holiday period with the support of Local Police, Boome Red Cross, Nyamba Buru Yawuru and Broome Youth and Families Hub and forward to running more school holiday programs in the future. If you’d like to learn more or support Broome PCYC School Holiday Programs, please contact the centre on 9192 1655 or email