Getting the kids hands-on doing work, they can see the results of their efforts. They start to realise their worth. As their skills develop, their confidence grows.
So far over 1,000 young people have been put through BackTrack. Giving the kids a sense of purpose is what the program is all about.
“What we’re doing, and I’m proud of, is turning these kids into people who contribute to society,” says Bernie Shakeshaft, BackTrack Founder. “When the kids have their head held-up high, and are taking charge of their own life, I think…we’ve done it!”