Weekly free PCYC youth outreach sessions are to become a permanent fixture in Brentwood for the months of May and June following a successful trial in Willagee over December 2018 and January 2019.
The PCYC youth outreach sessions bolster the level of social support provided to young people and assist in encouraging safe after school activity and socialising behaviours in their community, with many recreational activities suitable for all ages such as tennis, basketball, football, sumo wrestling suits, scooters, bike ramps and more.
City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said PCYC supports the City in staying engaged with younger residents, with 18.4% of people that make up the City’s population being young people between 12 and 25.
“We value young people and their contribution to our communities, which is why we have plenty of events and activities for young people all year round,” said Mayor Aubrey.
“There is something for everyone with so many wonderful recreational activities that are packed into the PCYC Fun Truck for our young residents to enjoy.
“It is fantastic to hear from our Youth Engagement Officers and PCYC staff that local residents who attended the sessions in Willagee asked for their continuation beyond the trial.”
The Safer Melville Advisory Committee supported the use of funds to trial a youth outreach initiative in Willagee. As a result the City has secured funding from within existing budgets to roll out the youth outreach to Brentwood.
The sessions will start on Friday, 31 May, 3.30pm till 5.30pm and will be held weekly, alternating at Brentwood Primary School and Ric Vosper Reserve until the end of June. Bookings are not required.
For more information, visit www.melvillecity.com.au/youth-events or contact 1300 635 845 | 9364 0666.
Image: PCYC Fun Truck headed to Brentwood