Deadly Dukes PCYC Ipswich wins Regional Award of Excellence
The PCYC Ipswich Program Deadly Dukes won the Queensland Police-Citizens Welfare Association’s Southern and South East Queensland Regional Award for Excellence on Saturday night. The Deadly Dukes program is a variation of the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme with an overarching focus on culture and identity.
The program aims to keep young Indigenous students engaged in education while providing mentoring, life skills and reconnection to culture and discovering their own cultural identity. The programs objective is to empower positive change in the young person and build capacity within the local Indigenous Community.
However the recognition needs to go to the participants who have strived to obtain the award.
‘Achieving the Duke of Edinburgh award takes a great deal of commitment and dedication on the part of the participant’ Senior Constable Ray O’Sullivan said. ‘The participants have shown that they are dedicated to bettering their own futures and also educating the community about their culture’.
The program is generously sponsored by Energex.
For more information call PCYC Ipswich on 3281 2547