Youth Services & Programs, Melbourne – Empowering Youth for Life
St Kilda PCYC encompasses a number of communities across Melbourne, providing Youth Services support to Port Phillip, Stonnington and the Yarra area through our Mobile Activity Centre (MAC); Friday Night Youth Activities; the State Youth Leadership Camp Program; Youth Management Teams; Soccer, Basketball, Kickboxing, Boxing and; a number of low-cost recreational activities.
We promote an air of integration and acceptance, welcoming people of all ages and backgrounds to join us and begin on their paths to betterment.
Youth Services and Programs
The MAC Program
The MAC (Mobile Activity Outreach) program runs most weeknights (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) and aims to assist disadvantaged youth and those considered to be “at risk” in Melbourne. It is an early intervention program that engages young people through recreational activities as a means of mentoring young people to improve on their self-esteem, behaviour and attitude. The program incorporates a host of fun and interactive games and team building activities, through a safe and supportive environment specifically created for disadvantaged youths.
The School Holiday Program
The aim of the School Holiday Program is to provide an amazing array of exciting and fun opportunities for youth in the City of Port Phillip, aged 10 to 18 years, during the January and July school holiday periods. A wide range of events, activities and excursions within and beyond the City of Port Phillip will be provided for 2 days per week.
Witness the Fitness
Witness the Fitness (well-being program) provides free personal and group fitness training, health education and support for young people aged 10 to 18-years-old. The program is about empowering youth for life with the knowledge of how to effectively apply resistance training to condition their bodies and build strength. We offer young people the skills and framework to develop good practice and habits in a safe and supportive learning environment. We also educate participants on Nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. It runs each Thursday, 4.15 to 5.15pm.
The Wicked Schools Education Program
The Wicked School-based outreach program is an early intervention program that specifically targets bullying and antisocial behaviour amongst disadvantaged and “at risk” youths in primary school (Grade 5 and 6 -- for ages 11 to 12 years).
The E.G.G.S Club
The E.G.G.S (Education, Grammar, Games, Support) Club is a Homework Club that provides educational games and support for young people aged 12-18 years. The program is run every Thursday evening from 5:00-6:30pm in the St Kilda PCYC Youth Room. It is facilitated by a registered secondary school teacher and a volunteer. There is no booking necessary.
Duke of Edinburgh Program
This international program provides young people with opportunities to enhance their strengths and capabilities. It builds on creating positive attributes to enable youths’ successful transition to adulthood (rather than focussing on deficits to be prevented or re-modelled).
Activities for our participants include team building and leadership tasks and has a community service component which involves volunteering time in the community.
In 2016 we commenced a new Girls’ Program called Project Revamp where our participants buy second-hand clothes to re-design into new outfits, culminating in a fashion show event. We undertook a lot of research into this program and met with various key organisations and people (City of Port Phillip, One Girl, Troupe Kidz and Australian fashion designer Jenny Bannister - who acts as adviser.) The program’s ultimate goal is to teach girls event management, social interaction skills, self- belief and sense of self, and achievement of outcomes. Girls' Group will help all our participants grow and undertake a range of new activities and, hopefully, culminate in an end-of-program event.
Koorie Youth Program
In conjunction with the City of Port Phillip, Koori Youth Program commenced in 2015 an runs every Thursday night 5.00 to 6.00pm. This recreationally-based class includes discipline, focus and exercise. Our trainer picks-up all the young people and then, when the session has finished, drives them home. This program also provides a healthy eating component with lots of fresh fruit.
A free fitness class based on foundation boxing skills for youth aged 10 to 18 years, and runs every Monday from 4.30 to 5.30pm.
Other in-house services:
- Youth Room meeting space with access to computers, wireless internet, visual projector
- Volunteer opportunities
- Work experience
- Youth fitness classes
- 1-1 Personal Training
- 1-1 Mentoring