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 and confidence, knowledge and experience across a wide range of disciplines. Epic Good Foundation headquarters is situated in South Brisbane, and West End is the hub of the local community. With that in mind, it made sense to Cathie and Stuart to support the establishment of TRACTION’s West End “Community Enterprise Development Centre”, which will aim to serve local Indigenous youth, community groups and schools including Albert Park Flexi Learning Centre.
While the centre will focus on bamboo bike assembly and the construction of a coffee cart (trike) the centre will also promote active lifestyles, health and nutrition.
Key program objectives include increasing self-esteem and social skills and increasing school attendance and achievement.