Catch Them Young, Inc. (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 todays' embattled youth by promoting standards of excellence that will change the social stigma of "at risk youth" to "at promise youth". With the proliferation of youth gang violence, teen drug use, sexual behavior, internet addiction and other negative societal ills, we are driven to provide youth program alternatives designed to combat these social problems that often promote and produce failure in the lives of these 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.
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!