We Have Three Jobs…

Keeping Kids Alive

Out of Jail

And Chasing Their Hopes & Dreams

BackTrack is for young people who are having a tough time.

BackTrack works by engaging a community of support, together helping young people to develop healthy foundations for positive life pathways. We do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes.

We’ve been working with young people in and around Armidale NSW since 2006 and have been recognised at local, state and national levels. BackTrack’s approach has a positive impact on young people who need support, and their entire community.

BackTrack: Chasing Dreams

Our new documentary update by Director Catherine Scott is out now! See how far BackTrack and our young people have come – and where we’re going. 

Starting the day right with circle work at Dumaresq dam ⭕️🐾

How is everyone tracking today? 

It’s a 1-10 scale and you don’t have to explain a thing with words - but all the people around you know where you’re at and can show up for you there 👍🏼

Starting the day right with circle work at Dumaresq dam ⭕️🐾

How is everyone tracking today?

It’s a 1-10 scale and you don’t have to explain a thing with words - but all the people around you know where you’re at and can show up for you there 👍🏼
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Listen again to Life Matters on @abcradionational to hear Bernie Shakeshaft talking all things BackTrack and our approach to keeping kids alive, out of jail and chasing their hopes and dreams - https://www.abc.net.au/listen/programs/lifematters/backtrack-continues-to-help-vulnerable-kids-chase-their-dreams/103658386

Here he is in our old Shed a few months back walking staff through the very early days when BackTrack was just a handful of volunteers and a rock solid commitment to the young people falling through the cracks in our town…

Listen again to Life Matters on @abcradionational to hear Bernie Shakeshaft talking all things BackTrack and our approach to keeping kids alive, out of jail and chasing their hopes and dreams - https://www.abc.net.au/listen/programs/lifematters/backtrack-continues-to-help-vulnerable-kids-chase-their-dreams/103658386

Here he is in our old Shed a few months back walking staff through the very early days when BackTrack was just a handful of volunteers and a rock solid commitment to the young people falling through the cracks in our town…
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When your youth workers are also super talented photographers, you end up with Cubba Cubbah camp-out snaps like this! 🏕️🙌🏼

Wishing everyone a happy Easter full of hope, reverence and new beginnings. 

Our staff have been reflecting on how this photo says alot about BackTrack: calm, safety, peace, connection, light at the end of the tunnel. 

Join us in the comments and let us know what you see in this one pic. 

And enjoy your chocolate this weekend! 🐰🐾☀️🙏🏼

When your youth workers are also super talented photographers, you end up with Cubba Cubbah camp-out snaps like this! 🏕️🙌🏼

Wishing everyone a happy Easter full of hope, reverence and new beginnings.

Our staff have been reflecting on how this photo says alot about BackTrack: calm, safety, peace, connection, light at the end of the tunnel.

Join us in the comments and let us know what you see in this one pic.

And enjoy your chocolate this weekend! 🐰🐾☀️🙏🏼
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Happy long weekend folks 🐾🐾

Happy long weekend folks 🐾🐾 ...

Goooooood Morning Armidale ☀️🐾☺️

Goooooood Morning Armidale ☀️🐾☺️ ...

Good morning from Warrah 🏡☀️ 

Warrah is the BackTrack residential home, with beds for 6 young people and 4 more tiny homes onsite to allow those who are ready to prepare for independent living. 

Safe and secure housing and unconditional support come first. A sunrise like this doesn’t hurt either! 🐾

Good morning from Warrah 🏡☀️

Warrah is the BackTrack residential home, with beds for 6 young people and 4 more tiny homes onsite to allow those who are ready to prepare for independent living.

Safe and secure housing and unconditional support come first. A sunrise like this doesn’t hurt either! 🐾
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