Catalyst is a 12 month youth led programme supported by the International Fund for Ireland through its Personal Youth Development Programme (PYDP) which will positively impact upon young people from disadvantaged communities in Belfast. This youth-led programme will provide an opportunity for young people to set their own learning agenda that is aligned to the PYDP approach, themes and relevant levels.
Some examples of programme activities include: work placements, volunteering for different causes, cultural awareness events, personal development training and fun social activities including go-karting and bowling.
Throughout the programme, participants will be provided with social, emotional and personal development opportunities. Participants will also have the opportunity to build community engagement – they are encouraged to actively explore their place and relationship within their local community and how they can influence it positively.