TRACTION wraps up Term 3 - another 87 graduates! View it in your browser.

TRACTION: Helping young people go places

TRACTION empowers young people in need and we've mentored 629 participants in our first 3 years, helping them experience a sense of success, build the skills and confidence to re-engage positively in the learning process and the community.



Term Three Wrap Up


Another 9 schools and community groups participated in programs at the Redlands, Brisbane Southside and Logan workshops. The new Scenic Rim workshop in Beaudesert kicked off and our Mobile programs reached new communities in need.

For the first time, TRACTION was delivered on a school campus throughout Term 3. Students from Glenala State High School completed the Bike Build program with the support of TRACTION mentors at the school's own 'Trade Skills Centre'.

For the second year running, TRACTION provided the 'pit crew' for students from Redland District Special School as they participated in the 24-hour Fraser Coast Technology Challenge.

Participants engaged in Bike Build and Small Engines programs and the new Permaculture program saw its first harvest.

For more action, follow @tractionbuilds on Instagram and Facebook.


In the News

A community information session was held to celebrate the opening of the new TRACTION Scenic Rim workshop in Beaudesert. The opening featured in the Jimboomba and Beaudesert Times. Read the story here


In the Community

With the support of Doboy ward Councillor Ryan Murphy and a grant from the Brisbane Lord Mayor Suburban Initiatives Fund, TRACTION delivered 2 community events in the September school holidays. The 'Schools Out' sessions were inclusive, family-friendly events intended to forge vibrant local communities. Riders of all ages and experience levels participated in the event, which featured pro-rider demonstrations, 'come and try' and free-ride opportunities, free maintenance and safety checks, sausage sizzle and drinks.

Special thanks to LUX BMX, Colony BMX and Syndicate Store for supporting the BMX Jam and Scooter Bash events.

Check out the event wrap ups and photos: click here for the BMX Jam and here for the Scooter Bash.

The team from Ellaspede, a Brisbane-based, custom motorcycle building business, have been great supporters of TRACTION since we started in 2015. TRACTION built 5x 'Postie' bikes for participants to ride at their 7th 'Dust Hustle' event. Each bike was named in honour of past graduates of the program - Sam, Luke, Ava, Bailey and Jack. It was awesome to have Sam himself helping out at the event. 5 mad punters paid $295 each for the experience of a lifetime, with $200 of the ticket proceeds flowing to TRACTION. See photos and read the event wrap.


Thank you!


Thank you to the following partners for their wonderful support:

- Sci-Fleet Motors have provided TRACTION with a new Hiace van, sporting fantastic graphics thanks to the team at Signarama Milton/Nundah.
- TRACTION has been named as a Westpac Foundation Community Grant recipient for 2018. We've received $10,000 which will help deliver bike build workshops for young people in need over the upcoming December/January school holidays.
- TRACTION was awarded funding from The Redland Foundation through the Jeffrey & Geraldine Underhill 2018 grant program. Read more here
- Australia Post has donated 8 de-commissioned 'postie' bikes to TRACTION for use as learning aids in the Small Engines program. Read more here
- The Epic Good Foundation, the Rotary Club of Cleveland and Capalaba Lions have continued their longstanding financial support, and TRACTION has initiated a wonderful new relationship with the Kianawah Freemason Lodge in Wynnum.
- Hohl Plumbing and ACS Engineers have jumped on board as local supporters of the new Scenic Rim Workshop.
- TRACTION has been awarded a grant from the Brisbane Lord Mayor's Charitable Trust which will be invested in tooling and equipment for the TRACTION Mobile Workshop.


Raffle On for TRACTION

Win this custom 'Postie' bike built by TRACTION. Every $20 ticket sold in the 'Kermit' raffle helps young people in need.

You can find more information and purchase tickets here.


Join us at the Friends of TRACTION Supporter Dinner


Join us at our annual "Supporter Dinner" and help celebrate TRACTION's 3rd birthday. The dinner is a great opportunity to find out more about the program and help our 2018/19 fundraising effort.

Venue: Cloudland, 641 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley
Date & Time : Thursday 25th October, 6.30pm - 9pm
Dress: Smart Casual

Tickets are $75 and tables of 10 are available for $750. RSVP by the 15th October. 



TRACTION is well on the way to providing places for 240 participants in 2018, however we rely on private donations and corporate sponsorship to help deliver the program.

To finish strong in Term 4 we need:
71 x $100 Participant Sponsorships, and
52 x $1,000 Participant Scholarships

Please Support Us if you can.




TRACTION empowers young people in need, helping them positively engage with their communities, discover their talents and create their own future.

We understand that everybody learns differently and some young people don't realise their potential in a classroom. TRACTION provides a safe environment where young people restore items donated by the community and with the guidance of mentors, learn new skills and put them into action through participation in real, tangible and meaningful learning activities.

You can find out more about the TRACTION program here.

TRACTION Community Programs
PO Box 389 Paddington, QLD 4064 Australia |
07 3102 9565
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