BATForce has a simple vision, to improve opportunities for young people through advocacy, education, the strengthening of networks for families and the workforce.
We work across Wadawurrung, Gulidjan and Gadubanud Countries.
(Geelong, Surf Coast, Bellarine Peninsula, Colac/Otways)
BATForce engages with both Primary and Secondary schools across Government, Catholic & Independent sectors
Whilst BATForce work with young people we also work with their supporting eco-systems which include parent/carers, schools and workforce
Programs / Workshops
Intervention programs and workshops are not only for young people but also their eco-systems. The BATForce 'it takes a village' approach
BATForce acknowledges funding support from Department of Education (School Focused Youth Services) and Geelong Community Foundation. Data from January – December 2023.
Community Wellbeing Dashboard
Shared Community Resources
"We are who we choose to be."
Schools, Community Groups & Organisations
"There's no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about."
Parents & Carers
"There's no perfect way to be a parent or carer, but a million ways to be a good one."
These pages provide crisis support tailored to the BATForce community
Task Force (BATForce)
For more than 40 years, youth agencies in the Barwon sub-region have encouraged their workers to contribute to the development of a hugely successful community network. This large, inclusive network who all have a stake in improving the outcomes for young people, relies on the participation of all workers, Government representatives, schools and interested community members.