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BackTrack – Helping Youth at Risk

Mission:  To help as many young people having a hard time as possible

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Paws Up

Paws Up has developed into a highly successful dog high jumping team that travels regularly throughout New South Wales and interstate. Through the dogs young people connect with others and build trust, learn self-discipline while

Ag Lads

AgLads was developed to address our region’s growing trade and agricultural skills shortages. The demand for work ready crews continues to grow as many producers see value in both the productivity and social outcomes

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Ironman Welder

Iron Man Welders has developed a fully operational welding workshop based at a former Shire Council workshop on Waterfall Way. Participants undertake courses at Cert II level in Metals and Engineering,

Our Awards

Our programs and our team members have been recognised for their hard work and effectiveness. See the awards we’ve received…


Jets visit to Armidale

"When the Newcastle Jets A-League Football  team came to Armidale last month, they organised a special meeting with a local organisation that helps young people The Jets were told about the work of BackTrack by one of their supporters, The Greater Building Society....

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Dawson Cuts in for AgLads

    TEACHING young local men how to safely use a chainsaw will be all in a day’s work for Paul Dawson. Mr Dawson was welcomed to the role of BackTrack’s AgLads co-ordinator by Greater Building Society Armidale branch manager Wendy Ng on Thursday. The Greater is...

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LLEAP – Guide 2014

BackTrack has been fortunate to be included in the LLEAP guide as an innovative educational case.  LLEAP (Leading Learning in Education and Philanthropy) is an intiative of the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER) and partners with the Ian Potter...

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Armidale Bowling Club
Armidale Central Rotary Club
Armidale Lions Club
Armidale North Rotary Club
Armidale Regional Council
Armitage & Buckley
Australian Settlements Ltd
Chappell Foundation
Clayton Utz
Country Women’s Association Armidale
Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
Future 2 Foundation
Gourlay Charitable Trust
Greater Bank
Homes North
Jobs Australia Enterprises
Joseph Varga Holdings Pty Ltd
North Hill Veterinary Clinic
Oorala Centre
Police Citizens Youth Club
Regional Australia Bank
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Scully Foundation
Social Ventures Australia
The Food Shed
The Funding Network
The Kimberley Foundation
Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation
Walter and Eliza Hall Trust
Yulgilbar Foundation

Tyron’s Story

By Year 9 Tyron was constantly suspended from school and in trouble with the law. In Year 10, everything turned around with a School Based Traineeship run by BackTrack. Tyron has completed his Cert II in Primary Industries and Metals Engineering and is the first in 3 generations to have a HSC. Tyron now has real employment prospects.

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