Empowering young people in need
TRACTION engages local communities and serves those most in need by providing a safe, inclusive, action-based environment where vulnerable youth build self-esteem, find a sense of belonging, discover their potential and create their own future. TRACTION partners with referral agencies, such as schools, community organisations, child safety and youth justice agencies, to empower young people in need.
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Responding to community need

Many young people are facing challenges well beyond their ability to cope. Their life trajectories are disastrous - mixing with the wrong crowd, drugs, violence, social isolation, poor physical and mental health, and welfare dependency. We must not let them fall through the cracks - the price is simply too high, for everyone.

TRACTION is an organisation that provides an opportunity to make a meaningful difference to young people's lives. The community we mobilise is our greatest strength. Our vibrant team, inclusive environment together with our innovative and engaging programs, allow participants to experience a sense of success, self-esteem and inspires them to consider a future of widened opportunities.
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Our object is benevolent relief

TRACTION is a not-for-profit, community-focused organisation that empowers vulnerable young people to discover, connect and realise their own positive and successful future.

Established as a charitable program, TRACTION's purpose is to advance social and public welfare through the provision of relief to disadvantaged young persons by undertaking a range of specific benevolent activities.
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Values that are deeply held

TRACTION has fundamental and deeply held beliefs - our core values - which we follow with relentless honesty.


To have a go


Model respect, always


Provide the conditions to create


Foster a sense of belonging, identity and purpose
"TRACTION contributes to helping young people understand diversity in the community and raises awareness that the community does value young people and that these values are widely held. TRACTION helps participants by building their confidence, helping them discover new talent and understand the structure and value of teamwork and collaboration."
Peter Singleton - General Manager Motorcycle Division, Honda Australia

Help young people get TRACTION in 2022

TRACTION hopes to provide places for 400 participants in 2022. We've secured wonderful support so far, however we need more sponsors and scholarship donors.

Financial support is the backbone of any non-profit organisation and we appreciate donations big or small. All donations are fully tax deductible.​

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Programs that engage

TRACTION programs include the Bicycle Build, Small Engines, Boom Box and Permaculture programs, and are designed to suit participant needs and include options to support and engage participants during holiday periods.

Each program is mentor-led, with a strong focus on participant engagement through practical learning, behaviour and goal setting, self-awareness and monitoring, and personal responsibility.
Our Programs

Building our future

Development Centres or Workshops

In 2022, TRACTION aims to provide 400 places for vulnerable young people to participate in programs at our workshops or other delivery points based in the Redlands, Brisbane Southside, Logan and Scenic Rim regions, and through our Mobile ‘outreach’ workshops.

If your school, government agency or community service organisation would like to register young people in TRACTION programs, click the button below.
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TRACTION is building partnerships with industry that provide career pathways for selected TRACTION participants.

If your business or organisation would like to become a TRACTION 'Connect' partner and provide training, work experience, apprenticeship or employment opportunities, or provide the chance for your staff to be involved in volunteering or mentoring, please click the button below.
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TRACTION on TV: Episode from Channel 7's 'The Great Day Out'

Students from the Murri School get TRACTION