For young people, TRACTION offers the chance to re-purpose bicycles, small engines and motorbikes in an action-based learning environment of creativity, empowerment and ownership, while being supported by encouraging relationships, community and employment opportunities.
TRACTION enables participants to develop skills, confidence, knowledge and experience across a wide range of disciplines. The SpArc Foundation supported the establishment of TRACTION’s West End “Community Enterprise Development Centre”, which aimed to serve local Indigenous youth, community groups and schools including Albert Park Flexi Learning Centre. While the centre focused on bamboo bike assembly and the construction of a coffee cart (trike), it also promoted active lifestyles, health and nutrition. Key program objectives included increasing self-esteem and social skills and increasing school attendance and achievement.