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

Thanks to your support, over the last term another 81 young people have now accessed TRACTION programsand achieved remarkable outcomes!

This quarter has also marked some significant milestones for TRACTION. We invite you to read the highlights below and download our Quarterly Report to find out more.

As always, thank you for being an essential part of the TRACTION family, and for sparking bright futures for young people.


Sandy Murdoch

TRACTION Founder and CEO

Read the Term 3 Report
Term 3 Highlights

30 Brisbane CEOs and business leaders left the boardrooms behind and got “on the tools” to build a bike with our TRACTION participants, having a whole lot of fun along the way at the CEO Bike Build. A huge thank you to the CEOs, who together raised over $100,000 for TRACTION!

Young people from Emmaus College in the Scenic Rim did the Boom Box program for the first time! Six students from Emmaus College learnt the basics of electronics and graduated with their own, one-of-a-kind bluetooth stereos (“Boom Boxes”) to keep.

In collaboration with Metro Arts, TRACTION participants from The Sycamore School worked with Brisbane artists to imagine, experiment and up-cycle retired CityCycle bikes into artworks displayed in an exhibition titled “The Mechanics of Adaptation” at the Brisbane Festival.

TRACTION was honoured to receive a Queensland Child Protection Week Award in the category of “Youth Participation”.

Impact Snapshot
100% of parents and guardians reported that young people were interested in what they were learning at TRACTION

62% of participants improved their effort at school, as reported by schools

94% of participants thought about what they wanted to do in the future and the steps to achieve their goals

Participants showed a
21% improvement in school attendance 
82% of participants reported TRACTION mentors helped them grow in confidence

89% of participants felt more positive about themselves

76% of participants felt they learnt ways to cope with stress, feeling angry or upset

62% of participants improvement their interactions with peers

“Having positive role models at TRACTION has made a massive difference. My son developed very strong connections with the others in the group.”
— Term 3 Parent

"TRACTION helped me as a person by boosting my confidence and self-esteem and helping me find out who I am by doing something I love, which is hands-on activities. Before I came to TRACTION, I didn’t have as much self-confidence, and I used to doubt myself a bit." - Ngarino, Term 3 TRACTION Participant

Watch our TRACTION participants shine on Network Ten's "The Project"!
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Thanks for keeping our wheels turning

CEO Bike Build 2021 Supporters:

Lord Mayor's Charitable Trust | Health and Wellbeing Queensland | Sherrin Partners | UrbanXMontserrat Day HospitalsWiley - The Project Delivery CompanyEvans and PartnersRiverside MarineKordaMenthaimoovaBlaq MarketingEagers AutomotiveZanows' ConcreteStellar RecruitmentNews Corp and the Courier-Mail Children's FundKennards HireHGLStoreLocalLUXBMXMorgans FinancialPort of BrisbaneKoda CapitalOle Mexican FoodsWomen in Family BusinessJones DayXavier CommitteeIONNIC Auto Electrical Imports | PowerTech

Huge thanks also to Port Of Brisbane for the fantastic venue, Merlo Coffee for kickstarting the day & Chop Chop Chang's for the sensational lunch.

Westpac Foundation for providing a $10,000 community grant to delivery 1-day programs in school holidays

Autohouse Storage, for the generous donation of $4,000 from funds raised at their ‘Caffeine & Machine’ community event

Pitcher Partners, the Fitzpatrick Family Foundation, M&D Pherous, and Queensland Neurology Group for their continued support

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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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