About PCYC NSW
PCYC NSW is Australia's leading youth charity, working in partnership with comunity and Police to transform young lives. Our mission is to empower young people, get kids active in life, and reduce and prevent youth crime.
With over 65 clubs across NSW, PCYC provides quality activities and programs in a safe, fun and friendly environment.
PCYC reaches over 70,000 youth members through mainstream sport, recreation, education, leadership and cultural programs.
Our life-changing programs reconnect over 7,000 disadvantaged young people to family, education, employment and community.
PCYC’s life changing programs reconnect young people with education, family, culture, employment and community. Over 7,000 of our most vulnerable, at-risk and disadvantaged youth are engaged in PCYC's Rise Up programs. Another 30,000 young people attend safe education, welfare and diversionary programs. We work closely with thousands of young Indigenous people and their communities every week of the year. PCYC builds character and leadership skills through activity, nutrition and active mentoring.
PCYC's 65 clubs across NSW have been a hub for youth for nearly 85 years, and provide a safe space for many sport, fitness, recreation, education and cultural activites. They are integral to communities in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote locations from Woolloomooloo to Walgett, Blacktown to Broken Hill, Tweed Heads to Albury and everywhere in between.
PCYC started as a collaboration between NSW Police and Rotary to provide a safe place for children, and instill healthy values through an active community oriented life. Today, officers from the Police Youth Command work in partnership with PCYC staff and community to deliver the Rise Up programs, an initiative of the Commissioner of Police, Mick Fuller. These targeted programs reconnect disengaged young people to family, education, culture, employment and community. This early intervention approach prevents young people being the victims or perpetrators of crime.