The Sol III Company presents this short film on The St Kilda PCYC; shot and edited by The S.III company' founder Andrei Schiller-Chan and members: Ashley Bartholomew and Andrew Roberts.
10% of The Sol III Co's ticket sales of its debut production "Cherry Smoke" by James McManus goes to the disadvantaged youth and boxing sector of the PCYC.
The St Kilda PCYC:
The PCYC is a not-for-profit organisation that endeavours to engage youth at all levels.
The main vision of the St Kilda PCYC is to “Empower youth for life”.
Our main youth program is 'The Mobile Activity Centre' (MAC). This outreach program operates 4 nights a week, servicing highrise commission housing estates within the CBD and surrounding areas. This unique outreach service targets youth, who are at risk of offending or being offended against, providing these young people with positive role modelling, health and fitness education, training and the ongoing support they invariably need. The Mobile Activity Centre, unlike any other outreach service is unique to Melbourne. It provides leisure, recreation, supportive health and welfare, information and educational activities in a nonthreatening environment. The MAC project overcomes access and participation barriers related to isolation, costs, inappropriate operating times and lack of resources by engaging “at risk” youth in their own environment.
The Sol III Company:
The Sol III Co. is part of a small Innocence Project, “Innocence International”, headed by the world renowned Dr. Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, John Artis and Ken Klonsky; that work tirelessly to exonerate wrongfully
convicted prisoners worldwide.
The Sol III Co. is part of this empathetic force and maintain a duty of bringing positive change and funding support to community sectors such as the St Kilda PCYC, funding opportunities to prisons internationally such as; songwriting workshops run by Lee Morgan, Youth Coaching, and supporting the donation based R.H.C.H. The company firmly believes in giving equal opportunity to those that wish to grow.