Participants

YC provides adapted sports and recreation programs to over 200 young people,
ages 3-18, with physical disabilities such as cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, blindness/visual impairments, and others.

Programs

We offer more than 400 free, year-round activities throughout Northeast Ohio. All programs are carefully adapted to meet the special needs of each child and are created to safely challenge appropriate age and skill levels.

Volunteers

YC receives help from 450+ teen volunteers, ages 12-18, who are trained seasonally by professionals to assist and engage with their peers who have physical disabilities.

Resources

You can find links to local and national organizations that provide services for people with physical disabilities.

Youth Challenge brings together young people with physical disabilities and teen volunteers who inspire each other through adapted sports, recreation and social growth activities.

Latest News

Have your donation matched when you give Dec. 8-14!

Youth Challenge has partnered with Ver-A-Fast By The Hand Foundation to participate in “FastScratch for Charity,” a virtual scratch-off game that provides donors the opportunity to “win” additional funds for Youth Challenge! This offer will only last for one week, starting Sunday, December 8th and running through Saturday, December 14th. Once you make a donation, […]

Vandalism can’t stop YC!

On Monday, November 18, we discovered that the catalytic converters had been stolen from five of our lift-equipped vans, leaving them undrivable. Without our vans, participants can’t get to YC programs. We had to cancel activities for most of the week, leaving many participants, volunteers, and staff members disappointed. Our disappointment soon disappeared when a […]

Youth Challenge receives $30,000 KidCents Regional Grant

The KidsCents Regional Grant program is awarding Youth Challenge (YC) with $30,000. The grant will help fund the free adapted sports and recreational programs that YC provides for young people with physical disabilities. “We are thankful to receive a KidCents Regional Grant,” said Chris Garr, CEO. “The Rite Aid Foundation’s support helps us to continue […]

Only with your Annual Fund Gift can young lives be changed in extraordinary ways.

Special Events

Brats, Beer and Brackets

When: March 18, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Youth Challenge, 800 Sharon Dr, Westlake, OH 44145, USA

Young Professionals for Youth Challenge (YP4YC) presents a Calcutta Style Auction for the NCAA March Madness Tournament… Registration coming soon Ages 21+ Tickets $25 in advance or $30 at the door (includes food and drink)[…]

Annual Benefit & Auction

When: April 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Ariel International Center, 1163 E 40th St #201, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

Save the Date!  Please join us on April 4, 2020, for the Youth Challenge Annual Benefit & Auction.  Details coming soon.

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