Re-engaging Indigenous youth through Deadly Bikes and Deadly Connections
The Right on Track project is a brand new, innovative initiative aiming to help local indigenous youth gain practical and social skills by building bikes for themselves and people in need in our community. The project is design to boost the youths’ confidence, independence and well-being by helping them to re-engage with their education and job prospects.
Right on Track is the result of a partnership forged between Volunteering Western Victoria, Goolum Goolum Aboriginal Cooperative and the Victorian Department of Justice. The goal is to assist 44 young people build recycled bikes over the next two years. In addition to the one bike each that participants will keep for their own use, 12 of the bikes will be gifted to people in need in Horsham. Six ‘Deadly Bikes’ will also be constructed as exhibition pieces, showing off the technical and artistic skills of the participants.
Right on Track Mentors
Volunteer mentors support the young people, providing them with a assistance and guidance throughout the project. All mentors attend workshops and training to ensure they understand their roles and responsibilities and have the opportunity for professional development. If you would like to be involved in the project please contact us