YC provides adapted sports and recreation programs to over 150 young people with physical disabilities such as cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, blindness/visual impairments, and others.


We offer more than 300 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.


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.


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

Volunteer at YC’s Halloween Party Trunk or Treat!

Youth Challenge participants and volunteers are looking forward to the spookiest event of the year: our annual Halloween party, this year on October 27 from 4-7 pm at YC! This year, we have many exciting tricks and treats in store! The St. Mary’s Church confirmation class will sprinkle their magic on a haunted house that […]

PREVIEW: Topgolf Outing is Thursday, November 2!

As the weather gets colder and the golf courses empty out, we’ve got an event “fore” you! Join us on Thursday, November 2, at Topgolf in Independence for a golf outing for everyone! Enjoy a night out with your friends, family, or coworkers at Youth Challenge’s Topgolf Outing from 6 to 9 PM. For over […]

Board Highlight: Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson, secretary of YC’s Board of Trustees, always feels a sense of joy when at YC. “It’s hard not to end a YC interaction—being at the board level, observing a program—with having a smile on your face,” Andrew said. Andrew first caught a glimpse of that passion through Cleveland Bridge Builders, a program through […]

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Special Events

Brats, Beer & Brackets

When: March 19, 2024 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Youth Challenge, 800 Sharon Dr, Westlake, OH 44145, USA

Join us at YC on March 19, 2024 for Brats, Beer & Brackets! We can’t wait to celebrate another NCAA Basketball season! Save the date for this annual event for basketball-lovers! Tickets will be on[…]

Take Flight with YC, Annual Benefit & Auction

When: April 27, 2024 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Where: The Aviator Event Center & Pub, 20920 Brookpark Rd, Cleveland, OH 44135, USA

Save the date for YC’s Annual Benefit & Auction at the Aviator Event Center on April 27, 2024. Tickets will be on sale in early 2024.  YC’s Annual Benefit & Auction is our largest fundraiser[…]

Topgolf Outing

When: November 2, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Topgolf, Rockside Woods Blvd N, Independence, OH 44131, USA

Take a swing with Youth Challenge on November 2, 2023 at Topgolf! CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR BAY The YC golf outing has transformed into a Topgolf experience that’s fun for the most experienced golfer to[…]

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