Traction for Young People, Alexandra Hills QLD
This grant will benefit the Brisbane Chapter
Endorsed by: Tim Kent CFP®
TRACTION supports a wide-range of at risk young people aged 12 – 15 including those experiencing illness and physical, social or financial disadvantage, those engaging in self-harm, dealing with drug addiction or experiencing abuse or domestic violence, to re-discover the joy of learning and build powerful futures. The grant will support four one-day bicycle building workshops for 24 vulnerable young people across South East Queensland. The workshops will help to build participants’ skills, ambitions and connections that will empower them to positively re-engage with education and expose them to employment pathways. Program participants, working in groups of six, will dissemble and then rebuild and craft new, bespoke bikes under the tutelage of three TRACTION trainer-mentors teaching basic bicycle mechanics, along with practical, social, team building and communication skills that support re-engagement. At program completion, participants will be presented with their bikes to keep, as a reward for and ongoing reminder of a job well done, and providing them with a mode of transport, promoting active, healthy lifestyles, freedom and independence, and for many, a valuable means through which to access school and work.
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