|Our mission||Youth Challenge brings together young people with physical disabilities and teen volunteers who inspire each other through adapted sports, recreation and social growth activities.|
|Items we need now|
YOUTH CHALLENGE WISH LISTYou can help with an in-kind donation! Linked are some of our most-needed items. Please call us at 440.892.1001 with questions!
|About us||At Youth Challenge, we believe that, despite one’s limitations, everyone has the right to play, learn, make friends, have fun, and enjoy life in a safe, welcoming environment. Programs provide a unique opportunity for teen volunteers and young people with disabilities to connect and engage one-another peer-to-peer. Participants gain confidence and improve social skills. Volunteers learn empathy and develop a passion for inclusion. Everyone walks out the door (and back in) as friends. |
YC by the numbers:
150+ participants with physical disabilities, age four and older
*450+ teen volunteers, age 12 through 18
*Hundreds of year-round programs, including sports, arts, and more
*95% of participants receive transportation from Youth Challenge’s fleet of accessible vans
*50% of all participants are between the ages of eight and 13.
*$0 is ever charged to families for programming