A number of our centres run School Holiday Programs for local young people. These programs are designed to include local youth, and both youth-at-risk and young offenders, who have been identified by Youth Crime Intervention Officers (YCIO’s), or referred by the Juvenile Justice Teams, the Courts and other youth agencies.
Our School Holiday Programs include free activities such as sports, XBOX, table tennis, pool, snorkelling and bush walking and subsidised activities such as horse riding, laser tag, visits to the swimming pool, movies and paint-balling, to name just a few. Depending on local support and the type of activities run, participation is either free or partly subsided by WA PCYC.
School Holiday Programs are beneficial not only to the youth participants, but also to the local community. The programs focus on:
Keeping youth off the streets and out of trouble
Reducing youth boredom (which in turn can cause a reduction in crimes such as graffiti and shop lifting)
Allowing young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds to engage in activities that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford
Providing food to participants that may not otherwise be adequately provided in the home environment
Showing young people healthy and positive ways to have fun and interact with peers and adults
Helping to ease the burden that school holidays can have on families, especially single parents and those families that suffer financial hardship
Allowing community members, through volunteering, to engage with local young people and act as positive role models
The Santos Ningaloo Vision Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) crew donated $10,000 to Exmouth PCYC to support the Women’s Outdoor Activity Program. The Santos donation celebrates seven years free of any lost time to injury. To acknowledge the fantastic safety record, the crew can donate $10,000 to their charity…
Geraldton PCYC, the City of Greater Geraldton and MEEDAC Aboriginal Corporation, came together to deliver care packages to young people and families in need. Geraldton PCYC delivered Easter Hampers and over 150 lunch packs to young people and families in Geraldton and surrounding areas. Talya Quinn, Geraldton PCYC Manager, said…
Kalgoorlie PCYC partnered with YMCA to deliver School Holiday Programs in times of need. Contactless deliveries saw over 70 young people from the Kalgoorlie, Coolgardie and Kambalda areas receive one of six varieties of activity packs to help give children and young people something to do during this extraordinary school…