About PCYC NSW
For more than 80 years, Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW (PCYC NSW) has been working in partnership with the community and police to transform young lives. As the country’s leading youth charity with over 66 clubs across the state, PCYC NSW provides quality activities and programs in a friendly, safe and fun environment. The organisation actively engages its members through mainstream sport, recreation, education, leadership and cultural programs.
PCYC NSW works with at-risk youth to break the cycle of disadvantage through vocational education and crime prevention. They succeed in changing the life outcomes of over 7,000+ youth every year through capacity-building and social responsibility programs.
The clubs are a safe place to help young people survive a crisis and the programs help develop their skills, character and leadership to make positive life choices in a safe, mentor-rich environment. Young people develop resilience and a skill-set to cope with life.
About our partnership
Snowy Hydro and Red Energy are supporting PCYC NSW to deliver key programs across NSW that aim to actively engage young people. The partnership began in 2018 and has recently been extended through to 2023. This partnership means a significant boost in funding for PCYC NSW programs and is particularly focused on supporting young Indigenous people and providing employment opportunities for at-risk youth.
Snowy Hydro together with Red Energy are the major sponsors of the Nations of Origin event held during NAIDOC week each year. The event brings together over 1,400 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal young people from across NSW to participate in a multi-faceted sport, cultural, education and leadership program.
The partnership also provides funding and support for other PCYC NSW programs including Fit For Work, which is designed to increase employment opportunities and is linked to the NSW Police Commissioner’s RISEUP strategy. The Fit For Work program is aimed at youth aged 15-17 years to holistically address a young person’s disengagement from their family, education and employment opportunities, to help reduce and prevent their involvement in anti-social behaviour and/or crime. Together we have committed to supporting the RISEUP initiative by offering mentoring, traineeships and apprenticeships through the Fit for Work program.
To support the next generation of young people, Snowy Hydro aims to engage and positively influence primary school children with fun science, technology, engineering and maths-based learning opportunities. We do this through the creation of tailored interactive educational activities held during the summer school holidays.