It's the weekly visit that keeps him real. Helps him deal with the fast lane of the NRL. And it's helped make him who he is today.
Canberra Raiders five-eighth Jack Wighton visited the PCYC in Erindale just last Wednesday.
He's been going every week for more than a year - when his travel schedule allows.
Wighton helps children who are doing it tough - whether it's talking to them about their problems or simply putting a smile on their face.
But it's also helped the State of Origin star, who has grown noticeably over the past year since his brush with the law.
He was found guilty of five counts of assault and was given a suspended jail sentence.
"It's real life. We get caught up in this fast lane, playing football and all this bullshit," Wighton said.
"So to go in and put a smile on a kid's face who is going through a tough time, doing it hard at home or not turning up to school, or going down the wrong path.
"Going in there and trying to teach them a little bit or just have a bit of fun with them, even if it's just putting a smile on their face for the day.
"It makes my day better and breaks up my week. It takes my mind off footy and really helps me.
"I was just there the other day. I go there once a week.
"Obviously when we travel early I don't get to do it because I'm travelling on my day off.
"But I go there once a week and have a bit of fun and it's still going good and something I'll continue doing."
But he didn't have the chance to get there this week.
There's the small matter of an NRL grand final to take care of. Against the Sydney Roosters at Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday.
With all the hype surrounding the week's celebrations, Wighton said it was starting to sink in.
It's something he's always hoped for and after 156 NRL games it's coming true.
"It's just starting to sink in a little bit now mate. It's good so far," Wighton said.
"I'm very excited. You dream of this since being a kid so to be standing here talking to you, talking about a grand final, about to play one, it's very exciting."
Wighton was thankful for the faith Raiders coach Ricky Stuart showed in him.
Not just off the field, but on it as well - believing in him when he moved from fullback to five-eighth.
It's a switch that's seen Wighton grow as a player and he now looks set to make his Australian debut at the end of the season, having already been part of NSW's successful Origin campaign.
He's 80 minutes away from being a premiership player as well.
Something that wouldn't have seemed unlikely back in 2014 when Stuart first shifted Wighton into the playmaking role.
It didn't work back then, but it's definitely worked now.
Wighton was also thankful for all the help he's had from new Raiders assistant coach Andrew McFadden this season.
McFadden, along with Brett White, has helped build a lime green defensive wall this campaign - one of the main reasons the Green Machine have made the grand final.
Although the laidback Wighton revealed he could take the occasional chill pill.
"[Stuart's] shown faith in putting me in the halves. He's trusted the way he thought I was going to play football and my capabilities," he said.
"And Andrew McFadden, he's come in and he's a class coach. He's tightened up our defence.
"He's a stress head at times, he does everything to the max and over the top, but the results [are] showing."
One of those results is Wighton's own defence.
It was crucial in the final 10 minutes of the Raiders' preliminary final win over South Sydney, making numerous important tackles when they were playing a man short.
His move into the defensive line from fullback has helped solidify up the Raiders' right edge.
The 26-year-old feels he can now help change the game for the Green Machine with and without the ball.
"I'm loving it mate, getting up there and whacking people and having a bit of fun," Wighton said.
"I can't just be a momentum changer in attack, I can also do it in defence.
"I can lead the line. I can change the speed of the line and I can change the attitude of the line.
"It's been something I've looked forward to doing and had a lot of fun doing, is changing the speed of the line and making a difference in that defensive line."
With the ball, Wighton felt things were peaking at the right time for his new halves partnership with Aidan Sezer.
To go in and put a smile on a kid's face who is going through a tough time, doing it hard at home or not turning up to school, or going down the wrong path.Jack Wighton
The pair have played the past 14 games together after Sezer spent a bit of time out injured and waiting for a chance to return to the team.
Now they're taking on the high-profile pairing of Cooper Cronk and Luke Keary.
"Aidan and I have really found the communication that we needed to find as a halves combo," Wighton said.
"We've found something special together. It's been enjoyable playing with him this year."
Part of their job will be using their kicking game to keep Sydney Roosters fullback and Dally M Medallist James Tedesco quiet.
Wighton's kicking and his resultant kick chase have become important to the Green Machine.
"He's a class player. Many people have tried that on him. We'll be doing everything we can," he said.
"It's all about where we're putting the ball and starting our sets. That's the way we've got to try and get them."
NRL GRAND FINAL
Sunday: Canberra Raiders v Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium, 7.30pm. Tickets available from Ticketek.
Raiders: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Nick Cotric 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Joseph Leilua 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Aidan Sezer 8. Josh Papalii 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Iosia Soliola 11. John Bateman 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Joseph Tapine. Interchange: 14. Bailey Simonsson 15. Emre Guler 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. Dunamis Lui. Reserves: 18. Sam Williams 19. Ryan Sutton 20. Siliva Havili 21. Sebastian Kris.
Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Latrell Mitchell 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brett Morris 6. Luke Keary 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Sam Verrills 10. Isaac Liu 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Mitchell Aubusson 13. Victor Radley. Interchange: 14. Angus Crichton 15. Zane Tetevano 16. Nat Butcher 17. Siosiua Taukeiaho. Reserves: 18. Lindsay Collins 19. Drew Hutchison 20. Jake Friend 21. Ryan Hall.