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Supporting local youth

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) are helping local youth gain their ‘L Plates’, providing $7,740 in sponsorship to PCYC Gladstone’s Triple L Program.

 

As part of GPC’s Community Investment Program the sponsorship will allow 30 local youths to get their learners licence and gain some important life skills.

 

People, Community and Sustainability General Manager Rowen Winsor said the sponsorship will cover the cost of written tests, learner permits and PCYC memberships for the youths.

 

“Triple L targets socially and financially disadvantaged youth aged 16 to 25 years, aiming to assist them to obtain their Learner Drivers Licence,” Ms Winsor said

 

“We are proud to support PCYC Gladstone with this initiative, this program provides road safety education, life skills and learner support to empower youth who would otherwise face significant barriers to obtain a licence.

 

“Our Community Investment Program allows us to further support the community's in which we operate, beyond just the economic contribution of our operations.”

 

Gladstone PCYC Youth Club Manager, Sergeant Dominic Richardson said PCYC’s mission is to build safer, healthier communities through youth development.

 

“Programs and activities are designed to encourage and empower participants to develop new skills and abilities which can be applied in all areas of life,” Sgt Richardson said.

 

“Outcomes of the program will include obtaining a learner licence, increased road safety awareness, appropriate driving behaviours, reduced road trauma and an opportunity to progress into the PCYC Braking the Cycle program.”

 

The program will kick off at the end of this month, for further information on the program visit https://www.pcyc.org.au/clubs/pcyc-gladstone/.

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