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.
The WA PCYC Outreach Bus, driven by youth workers, offers an after school service for young people every Monday, Tuesday and Tuhursday during the school term for 2-3 hour sessions.
The Outreach Bus provides a wide range of activities and educational resources for young people in the metropolitan area. This service after provides a safe environment for young people to participate in team sports such as AFL, soccer and basketball, activities such as BMX riding / ramps, board games, scooters, tug of war and PlayStation games.
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.
Outreach Bus locations include:
Monday – Rosher Park, Lockridge (3.00pm – 5.00pm)
Tuesday – Dawson Park, Forrestfield (3.30pm – 5.30pm)
Due to funding cuts this program will not be operating in the April 2017 School Holidays.
Other than the regular weekly sessions, the Outreach Team are funded to run two days of holiday programs in Bullsbrook. So far the team have taken young people to visit Fremantle, held an outdoor movie night in Bullsbrook, a BMX and scooter competition, a day of ten-pin bowling and other competitions and activities.
You can also find the Outreach team at events around the metropolitan and regional areas such as Midland’s Hyperfest, the Police Expo, Ellenbrook’s Connect event, the City of Stirling’s Reconciliation Week event, and many of the City of Swan’s holiday programs.
The Outreach Team aims to provide a safe place for local young people to hang out that is free from drugs and alcohol.
Blue Light Discos
The PCYC Outreach team also hold Blue Light Youth Activity events such as Blue Light Discos and Mega-Dance events using a high quality PA system, lighting, projector screen and regularly updated music library with music videos. Up to 100 young people attend each event which is usually run from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday nights.
PCYC Outreach also works closely with local Governements to deleiver Blue Light Youth Activity events, for youth within the local community.
Our quality equiptment ensures a night of first-class entertainment, providing a safe place for local young people of all ages, to hang out that is free from drugs and alcohol.
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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