Young Professionals for Youth Challenge (YP4YC)

YP4YC is a group of enthusiastic and dedicated young professionals committed to helping Youth Challenge raise funds and awareness for the organization, which brings together young people with physical disabilities and teen volunteers who inspire each other through adapted sports, recreation, and social growth activities.

Why Join YP4YC?

  • Network and build meaningful relationships with other like-minded young professionals (within YP4YC and otherwise)
  • Interact directly with members of YC’s Board of Trustees
  • Develop useful skills that prepare you to sit on a governing board
  • Develop competencies for working with (and learning from) young people with disabilities
  • Gain new perspectives by working closely with colleagues, volunteers, and participants of varied backgrounds

Primary Responsibilities

  • Promote Youth Challenge’s mission
  • Be an advocate for young people with physical disabilities
  • Leverage your time, networks, and resources to help build the capacity of Youth Challenge and YP4YC
  • Encourage the involvement of your company or organization through volunteer or sponsorship opportunities
  • Support Youth Challenge through social media
  • Attend quarterly (or as otherwise necessary) YP4YC meetings
  • Coordinate and attend YP4YC’s signature fundraising events, including Brats, Beer, and Brackets and Battle of the Bartenders
  • Brainstorm and coordinate additional fundraising opportunities
  • Volunteer and work with YC’s Alumni Community Team (ACT!), and support YC through additional volunteer opportunities
  • $25 annual membership donation, the first to be made within the first quarter of membership (g., a personal donation, corporate matching gift, event sponsorship, etc.)
  • Help secure at least one (1) in-kind donation for one of YP4YC’s signature fundraising events, OR donate at least one (1) gift card valued at $25 or more to support these events
  • YP4YC service requires a time commitment of approximately 15 hours per year for meetings, events, and volunteer opportunities
  • Build your professional network
  • Learn new professional and leadership skills
  • Develop a deeper understanding of what it takes to run a successful organization
  • Make your mark by helping youth with physical disabilities in the community

If you have any questions or would like to join YP4YC, please contact:

Megan Smith
440-892-1001 x23

Carolyn Palmer
440-892-1001 x13