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 CatZero staff along with partner organisations - fostering independence, trust, confidence and sustainability in an alternative learning environment conductive 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 all crew members 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 when making decisions about their future path. The challenges facing young people include finding work, moving away, accessing services, finding new friends etc. Making plans, solving problems, organising 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 with the support of our staff.
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. They are a credit to CatZero and each should be really proud of themselves as they have now topped my favourite group list!” (Laura Fermandell, Sewell Group, After a visit by young people to the Sewells Skills Centre)
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 offer the young person the right support to deal with them.
Mentoring - Our staff 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 - CatZero work alongside 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.
North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire
CatZero have worked closely with a number of agencies in both North and North East Lincolnshire and aare looking to run a number of programmes in the Grimsby / Cleethorpes / Immingham & Scunthorpe areas in 2017. Three programmes in Grimsby have already been confirmed. Click here for more details on programmes available south of the Humber.
Hull & The East Riding of Yorkshire
Work also continues north of the river with programmes delivered during 2016 as far north as Bridlington. Programme details are now being finalised for 2017 with four programmes confirmed, two in Hull, one in Beverley and one specifically for Lone Parents. Click here to find about more about what is happening on the North Bank.
Supporting the Ex Military
CatZero have received funding to support ex military personnel into work. If you have served in the Army or Army Reserves call 01482 333303 or 333305 if you are interested in a CatZero programme during 2017 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Talks are taking place with the JCP to provide programmes in Doncaster for ex offenders who have been out of work since leaving the prison system. News about these programmes should be available towards the end of April 2017. Check back soon.
CatZero have continued to work with a range of schools across the Humber Sub Region. For further information about programmes and opportunities around the Humber click here.
“This year has gone good. I am miles better now, I have calmed down. CatZero has helped me. I want to be a mechanic in our new building.”