Next Up: PeeWee Battle at Catalyst

Posted on by Bonnie Rodriguez

On Saturday, October 1st, we hosted a “PeeWee Battle” (competition) for kids ages 15 and under. Pictured above are the 1st & 2nd Place winners with their trophies. We called the event “Next Up” because these kids are the next generation, the future “B-boys” & “B-girls” of the Hip-Hop culture!

When Catalyst started 15 years ago, many of the youth were the same age as these kids. Now, they have all grown up and it’s time to start investing in the next generation. So, we are going to start focusing on reaching kids ages 11-19 by developing an after-school program where we will offer free classes in break-dancing, rapping, DJ’ing, sound engineering, and art! The after-school program will begin once we have our new building. And, the best part is that we will be giving our older Catalyst guys/girls the opportunity to give back by teaching these classes.

We are excited about what God has in store for the future of Catalyst. With God’s help, we will keep Joel’s legacy alive by making Catalyst bigger & better than ever! Please continue to pray for us. 

-VIVIAN STIGALE, CATALYST TEAM DIRECTOR & WIFE OF JOEL STIGALE, FOUNDER OF CATALYST

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