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
During Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s visit to Albany, Terry Eaton and Joanne Rose from Albany PCYC were lucky enough to meet, and get a photo with Mr Turnbull at the community morning tea event held at the Centennial Stadium. Terry and Joanne were invited for their roles at Albany PCYC…
Broome PCYC had an extremely busy few weeks over the July School Holiday period, seeing local young people participate in various programs. Week 1: Cultural Youth Leadership Camp Week one of the holidays saw Broome PCYC take participants out on a Cultural Youth Leadership Camp at the Gambanon Bush Camp…
Each year WA PCYC hosts an Awards ceremony in conjunction with our AGM. This year we did things a little bit differently, putting together a special separate awards night to formally celebrate and recognise the service of our partners, supporters, staff, volunteers and new life members for the past year…