We are a dedicated team at BackTrack with a purpose to help as many young people who are having a hard time as possible.
We are from a range of backgrounds and careers including youth work, local business, experienced not-for-profit professionals and even some corporate refugees!
We are united in one passionate cause. To see kids doing it tough, receive the support they deserve.
Getting young people to chase their hopes and dreams is part of our mission. We offer traineeships to our young people providing them with real job experience in our organisation. You can check out some of our current trainees on our Team page.
2019 ANNUAL REPORT
2018 ANNUAL REPORT
2017 ANNUAL REPORT
Back on Track
Back on Track is a thought-provoking and heart-warming story of how one man (and his working dogs) is giving rural kids, on their last chance, a second chance.
Read about BackTrack founder, Bernie Shakeshaft’s journey and the evolution of BackTrack.
Available in all good bookstores
The book, including special edition copies, can also be purchased directly from BackTrack. For information on available options and how to purchase, check out Back on Track book
Find Out About The Backtrack Boys
Documentary and Organise a screening
2019 National Rural Health Alliance Unsung Hero Award – Bernie Shakeshaft
2018 Spera Australian Rural Education Award
Youth Action Awards NSW Youth Service of the Year at the 2018 – Winner
NSW Business Awards State Finalist – Winner
Regional Business Awards State Finalist – Winner
Armidale Regional Business Awards – Excellence in Social Enterprise
ACVPA – Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Award
Armidale Regional Youth Awards – Business Zac Craig
Armidale Business Chamber Awards – Community Service of the Year
Regional Development Australian Innovation Awards. Winner: “Research and Education”