BackTrack Programs

Community Solutions to Community Issues

Our Mission:  To offer young people who have lost their way an opportunity to reconnect with their education and training, to become work ready, find jobs, lead happy and productive lives and participate fully in the community.

BackTrack Youthworks, a not for profit organisation, is based in Armidale NSW and operates within Jobs Australia. BackTrack currently runs four programs for disadvantaged youth

BackTrack acknowledges the traditional owners of the land on which BackTrack is situated and we pay respect to their elders past and present.

circle work at BackTrack

“In over 25 years of youth work, my unrelenting desire has been to educate the community that those young people they consider most marginalised or difficult have skills and aspirations and want a sense of belonging just like us all.

Since 2006, BackTrack has been delivering life changing outcomes for young people. BackTrack pushes the boundaries of how to work along side young people in this generation and redefines what is possible for them to achieve using a unique process of engagement and connection.

When you change the life outcomes for these youth you improve the overall quality of community life.”

~Bernie Shakeshaft