The Canberra Police Community Youth Club (CPCYC) started life as the Police Boys Club in 1957. Today, CPCYC has its ACT headquarters and program centre at Erindale in the ACT, with several outreach programs in ACT schools and other facilities.
CPCYC is proudly supported by the Australian Federal Police, the ACT Office for Children, Youth and Family Services, ACT Bureau of Sport & Recreation and many other local businesses and sponsors.
The CPCYC is affiliated with other CPCYCs located across Australia with a total membership in excess of 100,000, making it one of the largest youth organisations in Australia.
The philosophy behind the CPCYC is that no single organisation has the sole capacity to address all the issues that affect young people in today's global environment.
The primary focus of the CPCYC is to assist youth who may face concerns and distress about substance abuse, family violence, or other extreme social and physical difficulties and who may be at risk of lapsing into, or continuing, criminal activity.
The CPCYC offers a safe environment to allow youth to develop socially and to understand the disciplines required for a successful life and to build qualities such as citizenship, honour, loyalty, commitment, friendship, respect and fitness of mind and body.
CPCYC has a raft of new programs and activities available at the newly refurbished Erindale Centre and at outreach centres in selected ACT northside and southside schools.
For more information about the range of programs and activities visit the CPCYC website.