Youth Challenge

Rating: 4.63 stars   8 reviews

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Location: 800 Sharon Dr. Westlake OH 44145 USA

Mission: Youth Challenge brings together children with physical disabilities and youth volunteers who enrich each other’s lives through one-on-one adapted sports and recreational acitivies
Geographic areas served: Northeast Ohio

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

My Experiences with youth challenge were wonderful, the memories I have of YC can't really be expressed by words, what I can truly say is I love everyone that I met when I was there - and to also say that they will always have a place in my heart. Love you all Chaz.E Martin.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

getting to meet new people

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Kind

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

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In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

My experience at YC was a positive one I have been doing YC ever since I was four or five years old.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In Leaps and bounds!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ways to make it better...

their would be more programs!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I love it. I enjoy going to whatever program it is every time and it's always fun. I've made so may friends and I know those friendships will last forever.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

everything I do there

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change anything

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

everything

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

amazing

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do amazing things

Ways to make it better...

it couldn't have been better

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

they need more donors!

One thing I'd also say is that...

Youth Challenge has been the greates experience of my life

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with YC since 2002. Since that time,I have been able to make many new friends(participant and volunteer) and try many new things(like sports my mom would've never let me try otherwise.)I was apart of the Christmas show for Dance and Drama,and I would never have had the confidence to try out for my school play. At YC, I golf,I boat,I ski,I run,I play baseball,I skate,I swim,and many other activities I can't even fit into my scedule! Just about every day they have SOMETHING going on! I have no reservations about the organization itself. Sure, there were times I was too busy for programs,and some volunteers seemed more experienced than others, but overall, it'd be wrong to complain about such a blessing,especially since these things are never their fault. Speaking as a teenager with a mild disability,participating in activities has become a real self-esteem booster. I am no longer the needy one needing the most attention and help,I am just like a regular kid! YC has made me proud and thankful of who I am. Everyone makes you feel welcome not in a cheesy, but a very genuine way! If you are interested in any way in getting involved with this organization, we would love to have you! I hope to stay involved for many years to come. Everyone's a winner at YC!:) Thank you so much YC!!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help youth disabled and non disabled actoss the country,maybe even the world!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 2 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

At one point YC was my life. I lived for it. Youth Challenge gave me the opportunity to do so many different things and meet a ton of really neat people. I would HIGHLY recommend this program for any participant. I would even go to recommend it for volunteers- with a fair warning. DO NOT GET TOO INVOLVED (which can be hard to do when you're having fun and making friends left and right). YC will break your heart after it steals your soul. YC will pick out those volunteers that go FAR above and beyond what needs to be done and make false [job] promises and suck you for everything (time, money, ideas, anything). I know this is a pattern. I was one of these volunteers(at my peak I went to nearly every program- lots of the younger volunteers thought I was staff, I was top volunteer for years), I know for a fact it happened to volunteers before and after me. I am not bitter- I just hate knowing that volunteers are being put in this situation. Once again GREAT organization- but be careful as a volunteer... :(

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The participants, other volunteers, and some of the staff.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Most of them are AMAZING, caring individuals.

Ways to make it better...

I wasn't used like a paper towel. I now only go to a few program a year to make an appearance for some of my friends that want to/ still go to programs.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Youth Challenge continues to provide an excellent service for children to come together with disabilities and help them with sports and other programs.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

a volunteer role but also as a respite for a child who is disabled.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the accepting of everyone and making everyone a part of an amazing organization for the overall to help everyone feel apart of something.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

down to earth and are amazing with the kids both disabled ones and those who volunteer.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have even more of an outreach for so many other children who are disabled.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Bye far, Youth Challenge is the best thing that has ever happened to me. It has dramatically changed my life forever and ever. Without it, I never would have as many bestest friends as i do today and be able to stay in touch with them. It is now my turn to give volunteers and participants from the west-side and east-side of Cleveland that same chance

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Things I never imaged before my involvement with it

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Everything

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

All wonderful

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I love to volunteer at Youth Challenge. Everyone is so nice and helpful when I was a new volunteer. They showed me the ropes at Youth Challenge. Everytime I volunteer the children are so full of life and ready to begin the program. Youth Challenge offers snacks after each program. They also cheered me on when I was terrified of horses, when they have had their horseback riding program.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do so much! Youth Challange would be able to have so many more activities and programs. Youth challange is doing fine right now and with 10 million dollars they could do so much more to help and reach out to many more children/volunteers.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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