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Geraldton PCYC provides food for thought for young men

Published: May 30, 2022 12:17pm

Boys and young men in the Geraldton community have been learning all about nutrition and how to fuel their bodies in the right way thanks to Geraldton PCYC’s Male Mentor Program, in partnership with the Midwest Employment and Economic Development Aboriginal Corporation (Meedac).

Male Aboriginal staff members from Geraldton PCYC and Meedac run the Mentorship Program, acting as role models to other Aboriginal young men in their community.

Throughout the program boys participate in cultural experiences and activities that encourage them to get outdoors such as fishing and various sports. They learn about the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle and making good life choices through workshops that focus on mental health, personal hygiene, goal setting, building positive relationships and drug and alcohol awareness.

As part of their recent workshop, boys participated in a traffic light food activity, helping them to understand what foods to eat to feel strong and healthy. At the end of the session, the boys prepared a delicious Mexican meal, making enough to take home to share with their families.