In the lead-up to the V8 Supercar weekend in Townsville the N2C team visited the Cleveland Youth Detention Centre for the third consecutive year.
There are around eighty 14 to 17-year-olds in the centre and we spoke to more than 40 of them.
Unfortunately, the most common reasons for their stay at the CYDC are substance abuse and vehicle theft.
Despite their challenging backgrounds the messages of Paul, Matt and Warren certainly got through as there was complete silence from the crowd throughout the whole presentation and at the end, most of the kids shook our hands and thanked us for speaking to them.
As we were in a detention centre, we were unable to take photos or offer them the opportunity to be a part of the N2C Top Gun program.
We did however leave them with our strong and important message that they are already learning the hard way:
Make dumb decisions and there is No Second Chance !!
Our next presentation is at the opposite end of the social spectrum, at the distinguished ‘The ‘Southport School’ (TSS) on the Gold Coast on Friday 5th August.