A decade of dedication to mentoring young Queensland drivers was acknowledged at Parliament House recently during the PCYC Queensland Braking the Cycle 10-year anniversary celebration. We were pleased to welcome a number of volunteer mentors to the event to formally acknowledge their important role in community safety and youth development.
Braking the Cycle is a volunteer driver mentor program, led by PCYC Queensland, designed to support learner drivers without access to a supervisor or registered vehicle to complete their logbook hours. The aim of the program is to provide young people with increased employment opportunities, community connection and driver education.
We have proudly been the main funder of Braking the Cycle since 2017, and during this time more than 130,000 driving hours have been completed, and more than 2,200 Queenslanders now have a driver’s licence as a result.
At the core of this life-changing program is the volunteer mentors, providing their time and expertise to support young drivers gain their licence and road confidence. Currently volunteers are based at 39 different locations across Queensland, from Cooktown to Goondiwindi, Mt Isa to Beenleigh, making a difference in communities regardless of their location.
Congratulations to PCYC Queensland on all the incredible work you do and thank you to all volunteers and staff for your service.