We understand that everybody learns differently and some young people don't realise their potential in a classroom. That's why we provide an alternative and action-based learning environment, encouraging relationships and access to employment opportunities.
TRACTION provides programs that engage young people and support the development of practical skills, communication and broader life skills.
The TRACTION Bicycle Build Program provides the chance for young people to restore bicycles donated by the community whilst being supported by volunteers who provide support and positive role modelling. The TRACTION Small Engine and Motorcycle Programs provide further opportunities for those with an interest in mechanics. Volunteer 'Bike Mentors' support 12-17 year old 'Bikers' (participants) to repair, restore or customise donated bicycles, small engines and motorbikes in an action-based learning environment of creativity, empowerment and ownership.
TRACTION is a vehicle for people to make a difference and is building a vibrant community of volunteers, program partners and sponsors around our 'Bikers' who are experiencing a sense of contribution and belonging.
TRACTION operates two workshops in Brisbane; Capalaba and Moorooka, and a third is planned for West End later in 2016. TRACTION programs will soon be delivered in new communities through exciting partnerships with other community groups.
KEY PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
- Increase self-esteem and social skills
- Increase school attendance and achievement
- Improve future employment opportunities
- Improve life skills
- Offer community and mentor support
What the Schools that we serve say
“During the past six months TRACTION has had an exemplary track record of success in engaging the young people who attend our school in relevant, responsive and a relational bike building/restoration and mechanics program. Along with their core focus of restoration and mechanics, many other important life skill and workplace related outcomes have been achieved. Inala Flexible Learning Centre is excited to support and continue to partner with TRACTION in its endeavours to enable the young people from our school to ‘Build their own Future’.”
Nigal De Maria, Head of Campus at the Inala Flexible Learning Centre (June 2016)
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Website link: www.traction.community