Full Throttle

Full Throttle is a bike rebuilding program, where young people aged 12-18 years old, who are disengaged from school and the community, are encouraged to restore damaged or donated bikes. Once the bikes are roadworthy, the participants donate the bikes back to the community or families in need.

The program engages young people, whilst providing a safe and controlled environment to learn new skills. It aims to increase self-confidence and self-esteem along with other life skills such as budgeting, healthy eating, and social skills. It helps participants understand the consequences of actions and aids in helping them to make positive life choices.

As well as developing technical skills about bike mechanics, the program aims to improve participants’ sense of respect for property and a sense of connection to the community they live in.

Delivered predominantly at Gosnells PCYC, the success of the program is attributed to the dedication of volunteers and PCYC life members. Local community organisations also support the program by providing financial assistance for tools and materials.