Vitae’s concern over the incidence among Australian youth of anti-social behaviour, violence, crime, substance abuse and suicide has led to the creation of Vitae Challenge.

Vitae Challenge is a program over one year. It consists of two Phases – the Bush Phase and the Mateship Phase – and is open to any male youth, 11 - 13 years of age, exhibiting tendencies to the behaviour described above.

Each youth who nominates for the Vitae Challenge must commit to participate fully in both the Bush Phase and the Mateship Phase.