VIRTUAL PROGRAMS during COVID-19: Click HERE for activities via Facebook & Instagram!

Winter/Spring 2020 PROGRAM CALENDAR: Click for a PDF

Program Descriptions: CLICK HERE for more info

Annual Benefit & Auction, YC Rocks! | In-Person Event Cancelled, Virtual Event Held on TBD Date @ Ariel International Center
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Youth Challenge’s Annual Benefit & Auction’s in-person event to be held April 4, 2020 has been cancelled.  The auction, fund a need, and raffle drawing portions of the event will take place during a Virtual Benefit to be held as soon as timing feels appropriate. The date will be determined and communicated as we know more about the COVID-19 pandemic. See below for additional details!

  • While the raffle drawing will not take place on April 4, if you have already purchased a raffle ticket your purchase is still valid and you don’t need to do anything to stay in the drawing.
  • If you have already purchased a ticket for the event there are a few options. Please contact Carolyn Palmer, YC’s Communications & Events Manager, at 216.548.5338 or on or before April 1 to determine what you would like to do with your ticket purchase. After April 1, your ticket purchase will be assumed as a donation to support Youth Challenge’s mission. Ticket purchase options:
    • Each ticket you have purchased can be converted into an additional raffle ticket purchase for YC’s Cash Raffle and a $25 tax-deductible donation to Youth Challenge. The drawing will be held during the Virtual Benefit.
    • Please kindly consider making your ticket purchase a tax-deductible donation to YC. Our Annual Benefit raises approximately 25% of our operating budget.
    • Your ticket purchase can be refunded in full.
  • To make sure you’re notified of when the auction goes live, please click here to register on GiveSmart, our mobile-bidding platform.
In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Carolyn Palmer, Communications & Events Manager,  via email.


Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Multi-Platinum Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors:
Gold Sponsors:
Silver Sponsors:
The following have made donations to support YC and our 2020 Annual Benefit & Auction:
  • Henkel Corporation
  • Kalt Manufacturing Company
  • Kaufman Container
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Nissan of North Olmsted
  • TMC Employee Benefits Group
  • Vitamix
Silly Sports @ French Creek YMCA, Avon
Apr 6 @ 9:14 pm – 10:14 pm
Boccia @ Youth Challenge
Apr 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Hockey @ North Olmsted Rec Center
Apr 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Connecting for Kids Resource Fair @ Don Umerley Civic Center, Rocky River
Apr 8 all-day
Kitchen Science @ Avon High School
Apr 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Creative Constructions @ Hanna Perkins Center, Shaker Heights
Apr 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Goalball @ Youth Challenge
Apr 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Service Day with Protiviti and Rise Against Hunger @ Youth Challenge
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
KRAZY KAMP Spring into Service Day with Caring Cubs @ Hanna Perkins Center, Shaker Heights
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm