Police officers, PCYC staff and club members have taken on a goal of completing 250 star jumps each day over nine days to help raise funds for a pilot youth mental health program.
The Star Jump challenge will coincide with Youth Week which runs from April 16 to April 24 and complements the PCYC's Rise Up program.
Dubbo PCYC Club Manager Emily Ross said getting people, including PCYC members as young as 7, participating in The Star Jump Challenge helps to show them the importance of the new program and what it stands for.
"We have eight different programs that run within our Rise Up program and to have a youth mental health program that complements that, I think that's going to be really, really important," she said.
"We're trying to explain to our young members the importance of the program, that's the whole point of what we're doing. Some [participants] are very excited, more excited than I am, the old netball knee's ... might be a bit hard on them, but I've committed now so I'll do it. Might have to break it up over the day."
Mrs Ross said community members can help by donating or by participating in the challenge themselves.
Top-notch star jumper Sergeant Dave Blom from NSW Police Force Youth and Crime Prevention Command is also participating in the program and is hoping to influence his colleagues to do the same.
"[Mental health] is prevalent, it's something I've seen far too often. Something like this [program] with police supporting it, it going to bring the much need education to mental illness," Sergeant Blom said.
Sergeant Blom said he will be doing 750 star jumps over the nine days of Youth Week but has been getting in his practice early. "Let me tell you, I did 50 [star jumps] just before and it got my heart rate going. But I'm pretty confident I can do it, might even see if I can bump it up a little bit but don't hold me to that, " he said.
Sergeant Blom said he may have a hard time getting some of his colleagues participating, but he is not prepared to give up without a fight.
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