The Challenge & Our Youth Strategy

Every generation has its own struggles. However, it can sometimes be tough for one generation to relate to another. Understanding the anxieties and concerns of young people in current times is a minefield like no other. At CATCH, we work daily with young people and have identified some key challenges that they are facing today.

If we want to encourage positive behaviour at home, school or in the community, it requires us to look beneath the surface. There is always a deeper need driving a young person’s behaviour and when we can effectively understand that need to the best of our ability, we can try to find the most effective support.

The key to this work is fostering positive relationships with young people, promoting trust and confidence in our services. Our Youth Strategy underpins our work with young people. This has four key components:

Young people are supported

Young people have access to a safe inclusive space

Strong relationships are formed with young people

The challenges young people face are understood

Young people receive the support they need

Young people are engaged

Our space and services are designed by young people

We have mechanisms in place to hear the views of young people

Young people understand their role at CATCH and in the wider community

We place an emphasis on youth social action, volunteering and ownership

Young people are equipped

Young people are educated and well-informed about their choices and futures

Young people develop practical skills and knowledge

Young people understand local, national and global issues

Young people have the mental resilience to succeed

Young people are empowered

Young people play an active role in developing their community

Young people have the flexibility to be creative

Young people have access to networks

Young people serve as role models

Your support is important to us!

CATCH relies on your generous donations to keep the lights on! Our community space provides a much needed hub for the community in particular for vulnerable young people, so they have somewhere safe to go, something to do and someone to talk to 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year.