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I sincerely hope this TRACTION update finds you and your loved ones safe and well.

With COVID-19 still restricting our communities, we were fortunate that we could deliver full TRACTION programs in Term 2. Thanks to your support, another 90 young people have now accessed TRACTION programs, and achieved remarkable outcomes. 

We invite you to read the highlights below and download our Quarterly Report to find out more.


Sandy Murdoch
TRACTION Founder and CEO

Term 2 Highlights
Our Small Engines program got revved up with a curriculum revamp thanks to Mentor Ricko, who has dual qualifications as both a bicycle and small motors mechanic. Participants from Emmaus College loved the new program format and enjoyed problem solving in teams to get their engines running.
The new TRACTION workshop at Yeerongpilly opened, thanks to our friends at Wiley - The Project Delivery Company. Students from Nursery Road State Special School and Yeronga State High School were the first groups to use the workshop for their Bike Build programs!
TRACTION engaged young people from defence families in a series of 1-Day Bike Build Programs, in partnership with Everton Park SHS, Bray Park SHS, Albany Creek SHS, McDowell SS and Springfield Central SHS.
TRACTION Participants from the Redlands region enjoyed a captivating cultural education session by Quandamooka man and Traditional Owner of Minjerribah, Matthew Burns. Thanks to the St George Foundation for this opportunity to build connection to Indigenous culture for our young people.
Saxon's Success Story
Saxon completed the Bike Build program, attending each week and working on managing his frustrations with the support of Mentors Luke and Kylie. Now, Saxon says it’s easier for him to stay calm and ignore people when he gets frustrated with them, and he is managing better at school.
Since growing his confidence to connect with other young people at TRACTION, he’s joined a volleyball team. This is an amazing step for Saxon, and we look forward to seeing him take his next steps towards his goals.

Term 2 Program Outcomes
71% of participants showed a more positive attitude towards school 

Participants had a 15% improvement in school attendance
95% of participants felt more positive about themselves

71% of participants were more hopeful about their future job or career options
36% reduction in the number of participant behavioural incidents reported by schools

95% of participants felt they developed their team and leadership skills
Watch Founder and CEO Sandy Murdoch share the TRACTION story.
Thank you for keeping our wheels turning
  • The Chain Reaction Challenge Foundation for donating $290,000 to provide critical infrastructure
  • The Bryan Family Foundation for $50,000 for young people in the Scenic Rim
  • The John T Reid Charitable Trusts for $48,000 to support the expansion of TRACTION into the Moreton Bay region.
  • Vitae for a $40,000 donation.
  • Cycling Brisbane, the award winning program of Brisbane City Council, for  $30,000 towards the delivery of programs and the establishment of the new Yeerongpilly workshop
  • The Murphy Family Foundation for $20,000 to support program delivery, the Cory Charitable Foundation for a $10,000 grant to fund school holiday programs, and the K&T Driscoll Foundation for $10,000 for scholarships for young people.
  • Easts Leagues Club for a $19,500 community grant to support program delivery on Brisbane's southside, the Count Charitable Financial for a $10,000 donation, and Pitcher Partners, the Fitzpatrick Family FoundationM&P Pherous, and Queensland Neurology Group for their continued support.
Coming Up: CEO Bike Build

The CEO Bike Build is TRACTION's biggest fundraising event of the year, bringing business and government leaders together with TRACTION participants for a day of connection, community and fun.

Our CEOs "get on the tools", while a TRACTION participant mentors them to build a bike.

Help us meet our fundraising goal of $150 000 by supporting the CEOs!

Our Mission is to empower vulnerable young people to build their own positive futures.

TRACTION engages young people aged 12-15 in innovative early intervention and prevention programs.
We partner with schools and other agencies to reach young people who need support.

With the support of professional mentors, young people work "on the tools" to complete their own projects and experience success.

TRACTION's unique workshop environment and small group setting allows young people to engage with learning, build 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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