Catalyst is a transformative leadership programme, offering free training to young people who are between 16 and 26 years of age. The aim of the programme is to empower young people to act as positive role models in their neighbourhoods and communities. Catalyst emphasises the importance of religious and ethnic diversity in our country and encourages its students to be understanding and supportive to people of all backgrounds. The Catalyst Alumni programme offers great employment prospects for those who take part, with access to an impressive job reference and a network of possible employers, our graduates are given a helping hand into the job market. Catalyst graduates have gone on to be Young Leaders for the US Embassy, work for their local MPs, study at Madrid University, set up a Syrian Kitchen and so much more. CATALYST HAS FOUR AIMS To help young people:
Develop the confidence and the commitment to act as agents of positive change
Develop a positive identity for living in a multi-faith, multi-ethnic Britain
Develop creative leaders to act as role models in local communities
Develop the skills and experience to play their part in building a strong civil society and enhance their employability.
Catalyst courses are completely free and are currently taking place in Dewsbury, Bradford and Leeds.
For more information and to apply to attend a course please see the Catalyst website.