Catch Them Young, Inc. (CTY) is a 501c3 non-profit organization of excellence serving youth in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Our mandate is to reverse the staggering statistics that plague todays’ embattled youth by promoting standards of excellence that will change the social stigma of “at risk youth” to “at promise youth”. With the proliferation of youth gang violence, teen drug use, sexual behavior, internet addiction and other negative societal ills, we are driven to provide youth program alternatives designed to combat these social problems that often promote and produce failure in the lives of these children.
Through our mentoring, training and fine arts programs, our mission is to build and equip our youth into a new generation of tomorrow’s leaders. With a strong emphasis on personal growth and development, CTY instills the proper morals, values, conduct and attitudes that promote high self-esteem, self-awareness, self-love and self-respect. We have designed our seminars and workshops such as; Proper Etiquette & Diction, Purpose and Choices to enhance self-image while producing positive change and character building. The Mentoring Program uses individuals among their peers who are gifted and talented to inspire each youth to excel and raise the bar toward becoming the very best they can be. Lastly CTY is partnered with a network of community organizations, services, local churches, community leaders, and other faith based programs.
Catch Them Young, is committed to the challenge of combating the negative plight that continues to hinder the growth and development of this generation and generations to come..