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
Kensington Police and Community Youth Centre (PCYC) has received a $10,000 grant as part of the Commonwealth Bank Community Grants program. The grant will contribute to the restoration of the outdoor basketball courts at the centre, and the delivery of youth activities such as boxing. Upgraded facilities will allow local…
Fremantle Police and Community Youth Centres (PCYC) will receive $ 225,339 to deliver their Safe Space program for the next three years. Provided by the Australian Government, Department of Social Services, the grant is part of the Strong and Resilient Communities Activity. Fremantle PCYC Safe Space program currently provides a…
Youth from Rockingham PCYC have been busy painting up a storm with renowned urban artist Jerome Davenport during the school holidays and have transformed the massive centre car park wall into a masterpiece. Five young people from Rockingham PCYC came together on Monday the 16th of April to start the…