Braking the Cycle is a community based program that partners volunteer mentors with learner drivers.
The Mentor acts as a supervisor, enabling the learner to complete the 100 mandatory log book
hours required to achieve their licence.
By not having access to a vehicle or person to assist with the logged hours, young people are therefore
restricted in employment opportunities and can quickly become trapped in a cycle of disadvantage.
The program will enable young people to develop a core life and employment skill that will support
further opportunities in the workplace, training, and education environments.
Young people will be empowered to break the cycle of disadvantage, unemployment, and anti-social
behaviour thereby reducing crime and traffic incidents.
Volunteer with Purpose
Volunteers are mentors from the community who have held an ‘open’ drivers licence for at least 12 months and are willing to undertake a days training to fulfil the role of a supervising driver.
Time given to the program is flexible to your needs and can range from one hour to several hours
per week. The time commitment is prearranged around the mentor’s availability.
Mentors develop and maintain a purposeful, empowering, and supportive relationship with the learner which will have a lasting impact on their life.
The program offers an opportunity to volunteer in a way that has tangible outcomes for young people and the community.
Mentoring provides opportunities to meet new people, develop new skills and add variety to the mentors life.
2 Learner Drivers
The program is for people aged 16-25 with a current learner’s permit who face barriers to meeting the 100
log book hour requirement. Typically learners will not have access to a vehicle or supervising driver.
Young people can be referred to the program through Job Service Agencies, youth agencies,
schools, or can refer themselves.
PCYC membership is a requirement of the program.
3 Become a Sponsor
The success and sustainability of Braking the Cycle relies on community and corporate donations.
The program needs sponsorship, community support, and in-kind donations of goods and services to meet day to day operational costs.
Category : Training & Workshops
Information on PACT is below and more information is available on the website link above.
|With 30 years’ experience . . .|
|Protect All Children Today Inc (PACT) has unique expertise in supporting child and young person victims and witnesses throughout Queensland in the Criminal Justice System and is the preferred child witness court support service in Queensland Courts. More than 100 trained and experienced Child Witness Support Volunteers impart information about the court process and support children and young people required to give evidence in criminal court matters as victims of, or witnesses to crime, along with their carers.
PACT is a strong advocate for vulnerable children and young people and makes representations to government and other agencies through the provision of evidence-based feedback.
PACT has established referral pathways to enable client access to other support services such as counselling or financial assistance.
If you know of a child or young person facing the prospect of giving evidence in the Criminal Justice System, or if you would like to make a difference in your local community by becoming a Child Witness Support Volunteer, contact PACT on 3290 0111, 1800 090 111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Category : Activities
Do your children (boys and girls) enjoy being outdoors, being active, making new friends and learning new skills?
We currently have vacancies for new members in:
Cubs age 7-11, 6:00-7:30pm Wed
Scouts age 10-15, 6:00-8:00pm Tues
Venturers age 14-17, 6:00-8:00pm Thurs.
All ages meet at the Roma Scout Den, 52 Soutter St, Roma (near the Railway Dam).
We are also seeking more Adult Leaders and Adult Members to support our youth’s activities. No experience necessary, training provided with the opportunity to earn VET certificates. Seeking males and females over 18. You do not need to have children in the group to join. Have fun, give back to your community, relive your childhood, learn new things, make friends and belong to a fantastic group!
Location: Scout Den in 52 Soutter Street (near the Railway Dam)
Contact: Bryce on 0427 632 052
Weblink: Scouts Queensland
Facebook Group: Roma Scout Group
Facebook Video: Scoutings Impact on Youth