Many youth at risk are unable to find their way to a our PCYC centres, so our organisation has established a way to find them.
Recognising the need to become mobile, WA PCYC created the Outreach Team in order to offer services to those individuals and communities that may not have access to our centre facilities.
The Outreach Team operates in partnership with local government, social agencies, schools and community groups to provide activities, programs and youth spaces to meet the wants and needs of the young people in their local area. Providing opportunities for young people to participate in community life, access resources, pursue interests and develop skills.
Outreach Fun Truck and Bus
The WA PCYC Outreach Team consists of qualified youth workers, we deliver an after school service for young people throughout the school term and during the school holiday period.
Our team provides a wide range of activities and educational resources for young people in the metropolitan area. Our sessions provide a safe environment for young people to participate in team sports such as AFL, soccer and basketball, activities such as BMX riding / ramps, scooters, tug of war, sumo suits, table tennis and other recreational activities.
Many of the young people who attend these sessions are regulars and and a large number of these youth are deemed “at risk”. Youth workers are trained to address issues which may surface and to deliver appropriate activities and resources as a form of early intervention.
The team take the Outreach Bus to designated areas that may be labelled as ‘trouble hot-spots’ within Perth Metropolitan area, or that has had a history of anti-social behaviour. The area is selected using information provided by funding bodies, WA Police, and local businesses, young people and parents.
Current Outreach activity locations during school terms include:
Monday – Rosher Park, Lockridge (3:00opm – 5:00pm)
Tuesday – Skate Park, Forrestfield (3.30pm – 5.30pm)
Friday – Yanchep Senior High School, Yanchep (3:00pm – 5:00pm)
On top of funding provided to deliver Monday and Thursday Outreach Sessions, the City of Swan also provide support for our team to deliver two outreach session per week during the school holidays. These sessions include regular Fun Truck activities, plus sausage sizzles and recreational activities.
You can also find the Outreach team at events around the metropolitan and regional areas providing activities and youth mentoring.
For more information about PCYC Outreach Services near you, or to find out how you can support this program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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