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

Kids activities

Keeping Busy During the School Holidays

As a parent, it is typically difficult to know what to do with your children during the school holidays. You want to put them into programs and activities that enhance their life, rather than leaving them to their own devices. With kids and teenagers, boredom can, unfortunately, lead to poor choices. Fortunately, there are a […]

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Drinking water during workout in Summer

Exercise Safety in Summer Weather

With the start of summer arriving in Australia, it’s a popular time to participate in fun outdoor activities, like playing sports, going to the beach and swimming in the pool. However, with hot weather comes certain dangers, especially for young children and older people. As a result, it’s important to remember some common safety tips […]

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How getting together with friends helps your mental well-being

How getting together with friends helps your mental well-being

Today’s digital age has made it easier to keep in touch with friends and family around the clock, while also making it more challenging to spend quality time together in person. Messaging apps and social media make online communication simple, but chatting through these mediums doesn’t provide the same experience as getting together face to […]

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Light and cool food ideas for summer

Light and cool food ideas for summer

As the start of summer gets nearer here in Australia, now is a great time to begin thinking about what types of gatherings and get-togethers you will be hosting during the warmer months. Whether you’re planning for a birthday, Christmas or Australia Day, it’s always good to have several go-to recipes in mind to feed […]

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