About PCYC

PCYC NSW is a not-for-profit organisation delivering a broad range of youth and community activities and support. We focus on empowering young people to be the best that they can be through personal development programs in partnership with NSW Police Youth and Crime Prevention Command. Offering over 15 Youth development programs and over 100 sport, educational, vocational, creative and recreational activities, our clubs are welcoming and accessible reflecting the community they serve by offering classes and programs to suite all ages and lifestyles.

 

Founded in 1937, and with more than 63 clubs and centres across the state, PCYC NSW is one of Australia’s leading youth organisations.

Our Vision

Australia’s pre-eminent youth organisation working with Police and community to empower young people to reach their potential.


Our Mission

We get young people active in life.

We work with young people to develop their skills, character and leadership.

We reduce and prevent crime by and against young people.


PCYC was established in 1937 by Police Commissioner William John MacKay. It was a partnership forged with the community via Rotary to provide young people with a safe and positive alternative. Over 80 years later that vision has grown and now operates in 64 sport and recreational locations across NSW and is one of Australia’s leading youth-focused organisations.



RISEUP

RISEUP incorporates job ready programs, mentoring and vocational training for at risk youth aged between 15 and 18 to build their engagement with education, employment opportunities and the community. The initiative aims to partner with employers across NSW to create meaningful workplace opportunities for young people who’ve embraced positive change in their lives.

Recently the RISEUP was featured on Channel 9’s A Current Affair.

 

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News Stories

Find out about events, media coverage and good news stories of PCYC NSW

Why youth leadership is so important

Why youth leadership is so important

In today’s fast-paced world, there is so much going on that takes up children’s attention. From social media to video games to social lives, kids today face constant stimulation, and their focus is often taken up by their screens and devices. However, there are also many excellent school- and community-sponsored programs that children can join […]

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An End to Bullying

An End to Bullying

With the internet now a central part of modern life, it has provided many opportunities for the exchange of knowledge and real-time information. These days, news from around the world is instantly accessible, and it’s incredibly easy to chat with friends and family in different countries and time zones. At the same time, unfortunately, the […]

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Spring into Spring

Winter is finally behind us and spring is the perfect season to re-adjust your mindset and form some new lifestyle habits. As the weather warms up and we start to feel more energised – you might find that you are feeling motivated to kick start some new healthy habits. Here are a few directions worth […]

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October School Holidays Are Coming  

Every kid looks forward to their next school holiday break. The October break is surely one of the most enjoyable because the weather is warming up and the days are getting longer. We know that keeping your children active as well as engaged during the school holidays can be a tricky task – that’s why […]

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