BackTrack’s strategy for the future is to continue to build capacity and capability to enable us to positively impact the lives of more young people and to further develop our level of influence in governments and educational institutions to enable and empower us to stimulate systemic change in the way ‘the system’ currently delivers youth engagement and development.
We will achieve this through:
Maintaining the capacity and credibility of our Armidale operation and programs;
Continued expansion into other regions where there is a critical need for our type of youth engagement service model and strategy, through structured local adoption of the BackTrack Way
Further development of the BackTrack Social Impact Measurement for Youth (SIMfY) framework, so that it becomes recognised across Australia as the benchmark tool for measuring the social impact of youth engagement and development work
Growing an Australia-wide network of like-minded ‘Tracker’ organisations, connected through their mutual adoption of the BackTrack Way and SIMfY framework.
The origins behind development of an Australia-wide Tracker network lie in a desire to empower communities to ‘do it for themselves’ and to create collective impact through a networked approach that addresses identified gaps in the systems that support young people.
We know that different communities will require different types and levels of support, which is why we always look to work with inspired and inspiring Local Drivers, mentoring and assisting them to be successful in their own local environment: a community solution to a community challenge.
So far, we have been able to assist and support 6 regional Tracker organisations and our work with them starts with a common need: i.e. in regions where it is clear that vulnerable young people are falling through the cracks of a local system that is simply not able to meet their complex needs.