The Message Trust vision is to raise up generations of Urban Heroes, young people from tough backgrounds who become the solution rather than the problem. We do this through our four strategic streams that offer prevention and rehabilitation youth programmes reaching youth across Cape Town.
PRISON: MESSAGE ENTERPRISE PROGRAMME
The Message Enterprise Programme (MEP) unlocks the God given potential of young incarcerated men, empowering them to become world changers, who will multiply and change others. A holistic intensive prison programme that develops every student in business, emotional, social and spiritual support. MEP has a primary focus on youth offenders as we seek to break the cycle of unemployment, crime and recidivism.
ENTERPRISE: GANGSTAR ENTERPRISES
Youth employment in some of our toughest communities can be as high as 50%, couple this with a criminal record and it is virtually impossible to find a job. Gangstar Enterprises assists youth out of prison who have come through our MEP programme, providing employment opportunities, mentorship and entrepreneurial support.
COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION: EDEN
Eden is a partnership between local churches and teams of dedicated youth workers, committed to making a difference to the places where they live. Our teams move into forgotten neighbourhoods where crime and antisocial behaviour are the norm, bringing the love of Jesus and the hope of transformation.
CREATIVE MISSION: MESSAGE IN SCHOOLS
Creative Mission includes music, drama, sports and other contact points to share God’s love through word and deed. Our creative mission teams work with local churches to strengthen community relationships and help assist in engaging youth. We do this through our creative band KineticIV and our schools work running life-skills and educational workshops.