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As we prepare to welcome our new TRACTION participants to the workshop for 2022, we want to thank you for what you made possible for young people last year. 

380 young people accessed TRACTION programs delivered at 44 locations during 2021. Through more than 14,800 hours of mentoring, we have helped young people build the resilience and skills to thrive.

We’re so proud of the positive outcomes our young people have achieved despite the COVID-related challenges of the past year. We invite you to read the highlights of Term 4 below and download our Quarterly Report to find out more.

Of course, this positive impact is only possible because of the dedicated TRACTION community. Thank you for sparking bright futures for young people.

On behalf of the whole TRACTION team, I wish you and your families a safe, healthy and joyful 2022. 


Sandy Murdoch
TRACTION Founder and CEO
Read the Term 4 Report
Term 4 Highlights
Young people from Emmaus College in the Scenic Rim completed the Small Engines program, learning basic mechanics and developing skills to service and rebuild postie bike and mower engines.
Young people from Australian Defence Force families completed their first term-based TRACTION Bike Build program at Bray Park State High School, thanks to a grant from the Defence Member and Family Support organisation.
Professional big wave surfer Mark Mathews visited participants in the “Boom Box” program and shared his experiences as a professional surfer with the group. Mark also spoke on behalf of TRACTION at the Xavier Dinner, which raised much needed funds to help more young people access our programs.
The Hon Leanne Linard MP - Minister for Children and Youth Justice and Minister for Multicultural Affairs, visited our Alexandra Hills workshop along with Kim Richards MP, Don Brown MP and Deidre Mulkerin - Director-General of the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs. We look forward to collaborating within the sector!
Impact Snapshot
100% of parents and guardians reported that young people were interested in what they were learning at TRACTION

There was a
23% reduction in the number of behavioural incidents reported by schools during TRACTION

65% of participants think about what they wanted to do in the future and the steps to achieve it

Schools reported that during TRACTION,
76% of participants were thriving or actively working on improvements in their attitude to school
99% of participants reported TRACTION helped them build confidence

91% of parents/guardians confirmed their child had made positive connections with their mentors or peers

79% of participants said TRACTION helped them feel they can contribute positively to the wider community

80% of participants agreed that TRACTION helped them make safer and healthier choices

Since coming to TRACTION I've socialised and gotten along better with other people. I've been forced into situations where I've had to talk, and by doing that, I've developed better social skills, and TRACTION has truly helped me.
— Deejay, Term 4 Participant

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Thanks for keeping our wheels turning

Heartfelt thanks to the Chain Reaction Challenge Foundation, the riders, and corporate sponsors of the Women’s 3-day Challenge for allowing TRACTION to be a beneficiary charity and raising $200,000 to help us reach more young people! Funds will focus on increasing participation of girls in TRACTION and supporting South East Queensland communities in need.
TRACTION was fortunate to be the beneficiary charity for the 2021 Xavier Dinner held on 28th August, which raised over $100,000 to establish Xavier Dinner Committee scholarships for TRACTION! Heartfelt thanks to the guests and organising committee.

Thanks also to:

  • The Courier Mail Children's Fund for a $50k grant to purchase bicycles. 
  • Women and Change for a $30k grant to run a 3-term pilot program responding to the needs of young people living in the Ipswich area.
  • The proprietors of Cloudland and The Island for hosting TRACTION as the charity partner for Melbourne Cup events, raising over $20k.
  • Ausenco for a $17k donation, and support of corporate volunteers, to support programs  for young people on the Southside of Brisbane.
  • UnLtd for partnering with TRACTION to provide media, creative and marketing industry support.  TRACTION joins UnLtd’s portfolio of 25 charities that help children and young people at risk.
  • The Australian Government for awarding a $3,000 under the 2021 Volunteer Grants program. 
  • The following partners for their support in the order of 1 to 5k: Eagers Foundation | The Lighthouse Group | The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust | 99 Bikes staff 'Earning to Give' program | Brisbane Airport Corporation 
  • Pitcher Partners, the Fitzpatrick Family Foundation, M&D Pherous, and Queensland Neurology Group for their continued support
TRACTION engages young people aged 12-15  in early intervention and prevention programs with a difference.

Our unique workshop environment and small group setting allows young people to engage with learningbuild resilience and develop skills to help them thrive in learning, work and life.

To find out how you can help young people, click HERE or get in touch below.
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