Read & Watch

This collection of resources explains and explores BackTrack, annual reports, media resources, published articles, radio and television interviews. 

7.30 Report

with Leigh Sales

Participants in program for vulnerable young people are helping communities recover from bushfires

#AOTY 2020

Congratulations to Australian Local Hero, Bernie Shakeshaft After seeing the plight of disadvantaged youth in his community, Bernie Shakeshaft decided to take action. Starting with a shed and an idea, Bernie founded the BackTrack Youth Works Program, turning around the lives of some of Australia’s most vulnerable kids. Since 2006, he and his extraordinary team have helped over 1,000 children reconnect with their education, training, families and community, offering them love and support to live out their hopes and dreams. This is how Bernie Shakeshaft has transformed the lives of others.

See also Bernie’s acceptance speech.

ABC Conversations

with Richard Fidler, Sarah Kanowski

Helping troubled kids find a way back: Bernie Shakeshaft

BackTrack Boys

Documentary Trailer

BackTrack Overview

Annual Reports







Back on Track Book

If you’d like to purchase a book from BackTrack

BackTrack Boys DVD

If you’d like to purchase a DVD from BackTrack