PCYC Umina Beach are calling for people to join their StarJump Challenge next month that will aim to raise funds for youth mental health.
The challenge will run during Youth Week from April 16 to April 24, with money raised going towards a pilot mental health program based on activity, nutrition and resilience building.
Club manager of PCYC Umina Beach, Emma Tanner, said people can choose their own goal in setting how many star jumps they will complete over the seven days.
“This new fundraising initiative is inspired by 84-year history of the star in PCYC,” Tanner said.
“We work with young people daily, and this initiative will address the issues of those experiencing anxiety, depression and other mental health challenges.
“Young people around the state have been extensively consulted and have co-designed the program with PCYC subject matter experts.”
The new pilot program, GRIT, aims to complement the NSW Police’s Rise Up strategy in reconnecting disengaged youth to family, education, employment and community.
“This early intervention approach prevents young people being the victims or perpetrators of crime,” Tanner adds.
Locals can donate or sign up for the challenge at www.starjumpchallenge.org.au/the-challenge