LOCAL identities will be locked up behind bars this Friday, doing time to keep kids out of crime.
The community leaders will raise funds and awareness for the Rockhampton Police-Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) as part of this year's Youth Week, which runs from April 13 to 22.
The Time 4 Kids event will see 400 community leaders locked-up in PCYC jails across the State with an aim to raise $250,000 for young Queenslanders.
Rockhampton PCYC branch manager Sergeant Greg Jones said more than six community leaders from the region would be locked up in the PCYC cell, which will be located in the mall area at East and Denham sts.
"They then have to call on friends, family and businesses to bail them out of the PCYC jail," Sgt Jones said.
Rockhampton will be one of 41 PCYCs to be involved in the event across Queensland.
Sgt Jones said the detainees included mayoral candidate Dominic Doblo, Andrew Prince, from Youth Justice, Amanda Davies, from Stockland Rockhampton and Mitchell Passmore, of Bills Amusements.
"Time 4 Kids is a great chance for the community to help fund the life-changing programs we run to keep kids out of crime," said Sgt Jones.
"The funds raised will also support our club with Youth Leadership Programs this year, necessary to support our young people and our local community".
Sgt Jones encouraged people to come down and support the cause.
"Anyone is welcome to make a donation," he said.
"There'll also be mug shots on offer."
For more information on Youth Week visit www.pcyc.org.au.