What Is Project Booyah?

Project Booyah actively engages young people (aged 15 – 18 years) to build resilience and engagement with education and community, to facilitate their career path and encourage positive life choices.

PCYC NSW, in conjunction with the NSW Police Force – Youth Command, provides individual and group programming, mentoring, vocational pathways, skill development, literacy and numeracy support, sport, friendship, workshops, camps and socialisation strategies to build resilience and strength of character, enabling young people to recognise their worth and their ability to make better decisions for their lives.

Project Booyah is funded under a grant from the Australian Government.


How does this look in reality?

Project Booyah will commence with a camp enabling the selected young people to meet each other in a fun, challenging and team bonding environment. Police and staff involved in the project will mentor the young people and outline expectations for the coming weeks, as well as getting involved in activities and supervising the young people.

We proud to have our first graduate, who also secured a job after the program:

After participants attend camp, Project Booyah will run 3 days a week at PCYC Parramatta. Young people will complete a Cert I in Retail Services, along with support sessions on nutrition, health and fitness, appropriate workplace behaviour, appearance and manner, resilience, alcohol and drug awareness. Compulsory Project Booyah sessions run 9.30am to 3.30pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for 9 weeks after the camp and conclude with 2 weeks of work experience.

The program aims to support disengaged young people into the workforce or future education, making better decisions about their life choices.

Project Booyah is supported by a Project Manager within the PCYC Institute, Project Coordinator, Youth Worker and police officers from PCYC Youth Command.



Summary results from the PCYC NSW 2017-18 pilot Booyah program. The full evaluation is available on request from sshort@pcycnsw.org.au


If you are interested in getting involved or require more information, please contact us below:



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