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N2C - Cleveland Youth Detention Centre

 

On Thursday 4th July N2C held their fifth presentation of 2019 at the Cleveland Youth Detention Centre in Townsville. This presentation was coordinated to coincide with Round 5 of the Australian Carrera Cup Championship.

The N2C program is a unique and revolutionary Youth Safety Campaign with the clear objective of saving teenage lives arising from the tragic consequences of youth violence and road accidents which was founded in 2012 by Andy McElrea.

N2C confronts the youth of Australia at High School level and shocks them into making smart decisions regarding their own safety.

This was the team’s fourth visit to the Cleveland Youth Detention Centre. There are just over one hundred 12 to 18 year old ‘young people’ in the facility and the N2C team were able to present to 90 of them. Unfortunately, the most common reasons for their stay at the CYDC are substance abuse and vehicle theft, however there are often teens who have committed the crime of murder in the centre also.

Despite their challenging back grounds, the messages of Paul, Matt & Warren certainly had the desired impact as there was complete silence from the crowd throughout the whole presentation. Satisfyingly, after the presentation, one of the boys by the name of Trinity voluntarily stood up to tell the team and audience that the presentation had made him look at his future differently and that he was confident many of the other inmates would too.

In addition, around 70% of the kids shook hands with the team on their way out and said thank you for speaking to them.

The N2C team left the youths of the centre with the strong and important message:

Make smart decisions and live your dreams Make dumb decisions and there is No Second Chance!

The next N2C presentation will be held at Holy Spirit College in Mackay, Queensland on Monday 12th August. This visit will take place leading up to Round 6 of the Porsche Carrera Cup Championship.

To keep up to date with the No Second Chance program or to find out more head to their website n2c.com.au.