As PCYC NSW approaches its 80th birthday it is embarking on a step-change process to redesign its role and service for young people and the wider community. In so doing PCYC will redefine itself and significantly shift its strategic position in the youth and community sector.
Starfish has been engaged to support this significant change process, building upon our work with The Youthie as part of the Tamworth Youth Strategy. Starfish is to create a strategic positioning paper to inform and underpin PCYC’s review and refresh of their services and facilities.
Significant social change has taken place in the last 80 years. In recent decades, the youth and community sectors have begun step-changing as well ~ reflecting both changing social needs and aspirations as well as innovation and developments in service delivery and support. PCYC ~ like many other institutions of its era such as Scouts or Rotary ~ risks losing relevance and importance in the face of such substantial social changes.
As a result, PCYC is now reviewing and redesigning its network of 60 clubs across NSW with a view to re-defining its leadership position as a facilitator and provider of integrated support, services, sport and recreation activities for youth. PCYC has considerable strengths, assets, history and reputation to leverage in this regard.
Change of such a scale is bold, courageous and not without risks. Robust evidence is one of the keys to well-informed and effective discussions and decisions to successfully lead the change process and so realise PCYC’s compelling contemporary vision.
Starfish’s role is to identify and build a strong, shared understanding of contemporary leading and best practice in youth services, and in turn enable more effective discussions and decision-making by PCYC and its key stakeholders through this step-change. This will draw upon contemporary leading best practice and evidence base, existing models and practices as well as the research literature.
Starfish is truly honoured to be of service with such important work.
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