Outreach & Education Opportunities

As a leader in adapted recreation, Youth Challenge is uniquely qualified to teach about disability awareness, accessibility, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To schedule a presentation, contact Program & Outreach Coordinator Laurel Sweet at [email protected] or 440.892.1001 x14.

For a one-pager on outreach & education opportunities, click here.

Topics by Age Group

Pre-K (3 & 4-year-olds): Discussion about kindness and respecting differences, exposure to empathy, and learning to celebrate differences while they’re young.

Kindergarten – 5th Grade:

  • Disability awareness/introduction
  • Learning about adaptive equipment
  • Communication styles & differences
  • Introducing YC and preparing future volunteers
  • Anti-bullying

6th – 12th Grade:

  • Building on disability awareness education
  • Interacting with people with disabilities
  • Service fairs/volunteer opportunities
  • Adaptive sports/equipment
  • Diversity, equity & inclusion with a disability focus
  • Anti-bullying


  • Internship opportunities
  • Services Fairs
  • Practicum
  • Adaptive sports/equipment
  • Diversity, equity & inclusion with a disability focus

Adulthood (Corporate & Community Groups):

  • Diversity, equity & inclusion with a disability focus
  • Human resources training on hiring and employing people with disabilities
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Presentations from YC Alumni on living and working with a disability
  • Hands-on team building with adaptive equipment
  • Disability awareness

Customized Opportunities

Location: We can come to you or you’re welcome to use our facility in Westlake, which includes a gym (up to 75 people), boardroom (up to 25 people), and other spaces.

Content: Whether you’re working on a training for new employees or looking to add something new to your curriculum, we can customize presentation content and length to fit your needs.

Hands-on and Active: We don’t believe in reading off of a PowerPoint. Our team will create opportunities to students/attendees to get in the action through hands-on activities.