What is Project Challenge?
Project Challenge is a registered Charity which delivers an intensive
training programme to young people between the ages of 16 -24. It combines
classroom learning with tough physical challenges. It aims to deliver
an effective youth programme to meet the needs of disaffected young
people by the use of a 6-month basic skills training programme.
Project Challenge has five rules which must be obeyed
These may seem easy but it is hard for some people whose lifestyle depends
around these things.
A few days away may seem easy, but for the young people they have no
access to the usual drug and drink pattern and, for violent people being
so close together for a period of time in stressful conditions where
theyare faced with problems that they have to solve is extremely difficult.
They begin to realise that they can rely on themselves to make decisions
and decisions that work. They realise that violence is not the only
Working with this group is not always easy but we never give up as we
are often literally their last chance of survival from the descent into
Project Challenge aims to 'unlock young people's potential' by developing
the confidence of these young people, enabling them to achieve qualifications
and a more positive self-image. The design of the training programme
is unique in that it targets behavioural and anti social problems.