PCYC empowers young people with the Courage to Change
The Commissioner of Children and Young People, Jacqueline McGowan-Jones was delighted to help kick start Youth Week celebrations at Geraldton PCYC.
The theme of Youth Week 2022 was 'Courage to Change', and on theme, the Commissioner of Children and Young People met a group of Geraldton PCYC safeSPACE™ participants, who shared their ideas about what changes would make Geraldton an even better place for children and young people.
Geraldton PCYC Centre Manager, Talya Quinn said, “Youth Week is a great opportunity for young people to connect and share their voice, and for us at PCYC to learn about changes they want to see in their community."
Young people from Kalgoorlie PCYC got to hang out with 2022 Youth Week Ambassador, Amy Astill - Councillor of the City at Kalgoorlie-Boulder, as they enjoyed an evening socialising and playing sport and games at Kalgoorlie’s Youth Week Celebrations.
Community collaboration resulted in a Youth Week Event being held in partnership with Kalgoorlie PCYC, Centrecare, the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, the National Indigenous Australians Agency and the Bega Garnbirringu Health Service. Over 50 young people attended the celebrations to participate in a range of activities including aerial gymnastics by Heart of Gold Dance Company, skatepark access, cricket clinics run by MTC Cricket and XBOX gaming stations.
Kalgoorlie PCYC Centre Manager, Julie Beeson said, “It was great to see so many young people and their families come down to celebrate the beginning of Youth Week 2022."
Collie PCYC attended the Collie Youth Week Festival, running a sausage sizzle alongside local Youth Police Officers. There were endless activities for young people to enjoy with escape rooms, table tennis, parkour and driving simulators.