SERVES: Children and young adults with physical disabilities and youth volunteers
SERVICE AREA: Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Stark, Summit Counties
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.
PROGRAMS: All programs are offered free of charge. Transportation is provided at no charge for general programming which includes activities in a wide array of adaptive sports, recreational experiences, and the arts. Paralympic athletics include boccia, goalball, powerlifting 7-a-side soccer, archery, sled hockey, cycling, and track & field. The Youth Empowerment Leadership Project (YELP) focuses on helping young adults make successful transitions in higher education, employment, housing, transportation, and independent living through group interaction and support.