The Programme Foundation
One to one reviews - An integral element of our programmes is regular One to One reviews between the young people and the delivery officers. These provide an opportunity for any underlying issues to be highlighted and the young person supported in dealing with them.
Mentoring - The delivery officers work alongside the young people to develop a relationship based on trust which facilitates open discussions around underlying issues. We also encourage local volunteers to act as mentors for the young people; these mentors often come from local businesses.
Partnerships - Working with local business, local education and training providers and local statutory services. The relationships built have enabled the young people to network with potential employers, visit potential employment or educational destinations and access local services.
Presentation and Introductory event - team building activities where the young people are supported to challenge themselves and meet other members of their team.
Delivery programme - delivered by partner organisations - fostering independence, trust, confidence and sustainability in an alternative learning environment conducive to young people’s needs. As an integral part of the programme the young people can gain up to seven qualifications.
Residential experience - water based sailing challenge aboard a 72ft Challenge yacht. While on board, the Young People crew the boat with the assistance of a qualified crew on a four hour on, four hour off watch system for the full duration of the trip. Elements involved include preparation and cooking of meals, cleaning, helming the vessel, navigation, engineering, all alongside local business volunteers and mentors. Carrying out such a watch system becomes very disorientating, particularly through the night which pushes them beyond their comfort zone enabling them to feel a sense of achievement and self-belief.
Move on - professional support and guidance, allowing young people to take the lead on their future path. The challenges facing young people include finding work, moving away, accessing services, finding new friends etc. Making plans, solving problems, organizing your life and feeling competent and in control are vital ingredients to a successful adult life. These skills are generally developed by young people over an extended period, one challenge at a time.
All new projects build on the outstanding success achieved through the nationally recognised award winning Wilberforce Youth Development Programme.
“I just wanted to say how great the group was today. All were really engaged, focused and open to help and advice. No doubt a Credit to CatZero and should be really proud of themselves as they have now topped my favourite group list!” (Laura Fermandell, Sewell Group, After a visit from CatZero Programme to the Sewells Skills Centre)
Then the South Bank JCP programme is for you - click here for more information about the programme, start dates and how you can be part of it.
PROGRAMME 4 HAS NOW STARTED - WATCH THIS SPACE FOR DETAILS OF PROGRAMME 5
Are you a Young Person aged 16-19 living in Grimsby?
If you are, not in education, training or employment and want to change your life, then the new NEETs programme is for you. Click here to find out more about what it entials, start dates and how to enrol.
SUCCESSFUL RECRUITMENT FOR THE FIRST PROGRAMME HAS JUST BEEN COMPLETED - FOLLOW PROGRESS ON OUR WEBSITE - CLICK HERE
Are you a Young Person aged 18-24 claiming Jobseekers Allowance and living in Hull or the East Riding?
Then the North Bank JCP programme is for you - click here for more information about the programme, start dates and how you can be part of it.
RECRUITING NOW IN HULL FOR GROUP 7 TO COMMENCE IN JUNE 2013
Do you think you have the ability to work for yourself?
Are you aged 16 - 24 and think you could set up in business - whether you already have an idea or just feel you want to work for yourself and have what it takes, then the Blue Sky Programme is for you. Click here to find out more about what it entails, start dates and how to enrol.
PROGRAMME 4 IS NOW SUCCESSFULLY UNDERWAY -click here to follow progress
TAKING NAMES NOW FOR FUTURE PROGRAMMES
"CatZero reaches out to young people who have lost their way and, through a combination of challenge and support, motivates and inspires them to get their lives back on track…It's a truly life-changing experience that has propelled many young people from Hull forward, into learning and earning. I congratulate all of those who have supported CatZero and helped so many young people to move off the NEETs register. CatZero was a bold and brave answer to a major social problem. It has paid dividends many times over by transforming the lives and life chances of hundreds of young people.” (Alan Johnson Alan Johnson, MP for West Hull and Hessle, speaking at Catzero’s celebration event, 23/02/12)
“Just wanted to say what a fantastic team and programme they have on offer for young people. Their timetable is absolutely packed full, of activities and my client is absolutely loving it. They have loads of accreditation on offer for the young people too. The atmosphere was great when I went there earlier and all of the team members made me feel really welcome. You can see how dedicated they are to young people” (Hayley Gilham, Young People’s Support Services, after a visit to the CatZero offices)