Thank you for your interest in Catch Them Young, Inc. (CTY). 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...
Donate to our new "5920 Campaign!" Minority children from single parent homes are 5 times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime, 9 times more likely to drop out of school, and 20 times more likely to end up in prison. Donate $5, $9, or $20 to help us reverse these negative statistics!
Catch Them Young, “A Guide to Raising Children in a Society Geared Toward Failure”
"Joy has written a practical guide for parents, grandparents and caregivers. Her back to basics approach provides effective strategies for rescuing our young people from the dangers they face if they are not given the proper guidance and instruction."
Emma Fraser Pendleton, FraserNet, Educator, Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker, New York, NY
What About The Children
Kick ball, double dutch, bat & balls… the echo of children’s laughter resonating throughout the community. Do you remember running, skipping and jumping…
What happened to the days of good ole clean fun? We’re living in a lost society. A generation that is foreign to the reality of really enjoying the simple things in life. There were times when we used to enjoy making our own toys. We would draw hop scotch on the ground and stay out on the front porch laughing and singing until the street lights came on.
Times have changed so drastically, instead of the laughter, we hear gun shots and police sirens. The street corners are crowded with idle young men clueless of their hidden identity, their untapped potential. Jails and correctional institutions are overcrowded with young people. “It’s like a revolving door, kids come in and out due to not having an adequate support system and role models,” commented Kevin Speed, Youth Correctional Officer at the Youth Services Center, located in Washington, D.C.
Catch Them Young, Inc. is committed to making a difference in the lives of our youth. It’s time out for continuing to talk about the problem, it’s time for us to do something about the plight and societal ills that are plaguing this generation. CTY is making a difference. We’re training our youth in a spirit of excellence in a society where anything goes. We’re equipping them to effectively overcome the challenges that they must overcome to live productive lives.
If you’re interested in volunteering or to make a tax deductible donation, log onto catchthemyoung.org, Help us, help our youth!!!