Fit 4 Work graduation day

The latest intake of participants to the PCYC's Fit for Work program have graduated enjoying a formal presentation at Batemans Bay before enjoying a hit of golf at the Tomakin Golf Driving range as a reward activity at the completion of their program.

The ten week term enjoyed by the participants was focused around construction, work sites and the skills that might assist as part of the bushfire rebuild across the community with the reinforcements of other practicalities such as a CPR and First Aid Course, writing resumes, computer orientation and refreshers in Maths and English.

Above: Local Yuin woman, Davina Carriage putting ochre onto Fit 4 Work graduate Nicholas Jessop before the smoking ceremony delivered by Davina’s father, Yuin elder Bindarray.

Above: South Coast Police District Detective Superintendent Greg Moore participating in having the ochre applied.

Above: Yuin elder, Bindarray and his daughter, Davina at the smoking ceremony with all the program participants and their parents/family.

Above: Bindarray’s grandson, Jamal Parsons leading the Fit 4 Work graduates through the smoking ceremony with Bindarray on the clap sticks.

PCYC NSW is a registered charity, who's mission is to empower young people to reach their potential through Police and community partnerships.

With over 65 clubs across the state, PCYC provides quality activities and programs in a safe, fun and friendly environment.

The PCYC NSW aim is to engage with, and positively influence our 70,000+ youth members through mainstream sport, recreation, education, leadership and cultural programs.

In addition, they work with at-risk youth to break the cycle of disadvantage through crime prevention, vocational education, youth capacity building and social responsibility programs to change the life outcomes of over 1500+ youth per year.