Youth in transit
YOU can't beat travelling in style ? just ask Youth on the Go participants at Coffs Harbour's PCYC.
The club has just taken delivery of a new Ford Transit Van thanks to the generosity of the children's charity, Variety, and Sunshine Coaches.
"The van will replace the old bone-shaker that has been used to transport program participants for the past five years," Youth on the Go coordinator, Mick Bettison, said.
He said the program had successfully worked with young offenders and youth at risk in the local area for the past eight years.
"The program has received numerous awards for crime prevention and program excellence," Mr Bettison said.
"With the focus in the media at present on local youth criminality and vandalism, the positive interventions put in place by programs such as Youth on the Go are often overlooked.
"Some of our past participants have gained employment, returned to study, gone on to other TAFE courses, received scholarships, and have become valued members within the community."
The new bus will take people to their various courses including carpentry, landscaping, boat-building, surf lifesaving, workplace hygiene, cultural awareness, job pathway training and life skills workshops.