A mother's story of life changing hope for her son

Ema’s story is a testament to the remarkable impact of the PCYC NSW Fit for Work program on the life of her 17 year old son, Tyrone. You can help transform young, at-risk lives, like Tyrone's.

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Could contribute to weekly food costs for 2 young people.
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Ema's Story

A Mother's story of life changing success for her son

My name is Ema, I am a mother to 7 children. My eldest, Tyrone-George, completed the Fit for Work program at PCYC Bankstown in 2023. 

When Tyrone started high school, my relationship with my son started to break down. By the time he was in year 10, he was skipping school and getting into trouble with the law.

Things got so bad, I had to move him out of our home. Having to do this cut me really deep. 

In February 2023, Tyrone said he wanted to leave school. Shortly after, his school’s careers advisor referred him to a program run by PCYC, called Fit for Work. 

I don’t quite know what happened on that first day of Fit for Work, but Tyrone came home so excited. Each day he’d share his learnings, upcoming events like work placement, and getting fitted for a suit. His dedication to the program was evident; I was starting to see a positive change in him. 

On his graduation day, I was thrilled to witness Tyrone completing something he set his mind to. Tears streamed down my face as he received his graduation certificate and the All-Rounder Award, recognising his excellence in all areas. 

This program not only helped my son but also me as a parent to understand the needs and wants of my child. I would encourage any parent or child thinking of joining the program to do so. 

Your donation can make a life changing difference to young people like Tyrone. Please consider supporting our Fit For Work program.

What is Fit for Work?

A 10-week program providing skills development, positive pathways to employment, further education and qualification opportunities for at-risk young people.


Upon completion, participants obtain a White Card, First-Aid Certificate and more.


Participants get real life experiences through placements at various supporting businesses, as well as interview training.


Cooking, ironing, writing a resume and learning many other life-skills are included as part of Fit for Work.

How your donation positively impacts Fit for Work

By supporting Fit for Work, you are enabling PCYC to provide direction, qualification and experience to young people who are otherwise disengaged from school and the workforce.

PPE (personal protective equipment) for on-site work experience

Food and transport costs for participants

Program running costs such as certification and insurance

A $50 donation will cover weekly food costs for 2 people during Fit for Work

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