The Cave of Adullam Transformational Academy (CATTA)

Historically the Cave of Adullam is the place where David spent the majority of his time hiding from King Saul (1 Sam 22:1). The Bible says that 400 men gathered unto David who were distressed, in debt and discontented, and David became their leader. When these men finally exited the cave of Adullam, they were referred to as “David’s Mighty Men of Valor” and together they fought to establish and stabilize Israel.

Today the Cave of Adullam is a male transformational training academy of the Yunion; a nonprofit organization in Detroit, Michigan. Boys and young men who are emotionally distressed, mentally discontented and spiritually in debt, gather here to be taught, trained and transformed into comprehensive men of the Most High.


Our mission is to teach, train and transform uninitiated boys into a generation of men who are physically conscious, mentally astute and spiritually strong enough to navigate through the pressures of this world without succumbing to their negative emotions.


We are able to accomplish this mission through our Emotional Stability Training® (EST). EST exposes the root of unresolved anger, anxieties, lack of focus and fears—while teaching our recruits how to introspectively confront and conquer negative emotions with composure. EST’s focus is to wean the soul and renew the mind, so that the body will be self-controlled.


56% of parents report a decrease in school suspensions and an increase in making more positive decisions.


78% of our recruits improved their grade point average in 16-weeks without academic tutoring.


98% of our parents report their sons have grown spiritually and became more stable emotionally since becoming a CATTA recruit.