We are all face uncertain and challenging times ahead but our young people need us more than ever.
After months of bush-fires and Covid-19 many now find themselves even more isolated with restricted access to their crucial support network, education, support services and many have lost casual employment. These ongoing pressures will have a severe impact on young people in the coming months.
After a break from the Backtrack Boys impact campaign due to the crisis, we are pleased to tell you that we have recently won three grants to help continue and we will be taking the film into communities, schools, TAFEs this year and helping anyone working with young people including in bush fire recovery, youth work, mental health and education. Backtrack Boys film can be used to inspire, educate, fundraise and collaborate!
If you would like to host an event for your community or workplace OR we can now create online community screening event we can do this with the help of FANFORCE TV with a Q&A - this is a great way to raise funds and create discussion! BOOK A ONLINE EVENT.
Next month we will launch our ATOM guide materials to help aid important discussion on the topics raised in Backtrack Boys in classrooms around Australia. If you would like to be part of this pilot education screening program in 2020 please get in touch.
There is still much work to be done to help support Australia's young people - thanks for your ongoing support of the film.
Catherine Scott (Director) &
HOST A SCREENING IN 2020
Thank you to everyone for your passion about the Backtrack Boys film - many people are continuing to help raise awareness and take the documentary into schools and workplaces, towns and juvenile detention facilities.
Please continue to help the Backtrack Boys impact campaign by hosting screenings and telling people to watch - this film really is inspiring so many people to help!
Please get in touch if you want more info on screening the film and the impact campaign!
It is easy to get overwhelmed during challenging times. It'
s important to focus on the positives and remember why we do what we do. Here are some highlights from BackTrack:
BT works has been putting in long hours working with farmers in the local community who have been affected by the bushfires.
The dogs continue to give their best for our young people week in and week out. They thoroughly enjoyed putting on a show at the Black Hawk Dogs Day Out in Armidale teaming up with one of our BackTrack everywhere partners RuffTRACK (from the Hawkesbury region) and saw hundreds of locals and their canines participate in dog jump and agility activities.
Construction work has continued at ‘Warrah’, our residential home, creating the opportunity for some of our young people to gain hands on training
In November, BackTrack commenced an Animal Care Employment Pathway pilot program. This provides an opportunity to learn the basic skills of animal care and handling while gaining accredited training delivered by Joblink Plus. Young people are learning to take care of, work with and safely handle dogs, horses and poultry. Attendance has been fantastic and enthusiasm levels high.
FILM RESOURCES AVAILABLE NOW Simply purchase a screening licence and you will receive a DVD or downloadable link and have access to some great materials! - A3 Poster / A5 Flyer - Tips for Promoting Your Screening - Film Synopsis - Screening Guide & Discussion Guide - Press Kit - Audience Survey - Clips are available on request - Pilot student workbook on request