Our Catalyst fixed term programme was designed to help young people whose situation may have distanced them from their learning, families and community. 

I was so impressed by the Youth Options team. They were full of enthusiasm, got everyone involved and demonstrated a real professionalism throughout the programme.


The programme runs over five weeks, starting with an exciting outdoor activities week to help form a team spirit, inspire connections with the programme and help young people to focus on what they want to achieve. The programme goes on to develop communication and team skills, to consider the local community in it’s good and bad aspects, to then form teams and decide on a project they would like to do for the community and to then plan and deliver it.

Finally, the young people put together a celebration event to celebrate and acknowledge their achievements with friends and family.