We enable kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with life skills curriculum, we create learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids can carry to everything they do.
Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center is named in loving memory of Patricia “Pat” Wolfe, a tremendous child advocate for the Charlotte community who passed away on May 7, 2000. As a former juvenile court counselor, social worker, and case advocate, Pat was well-known for her passion in assisting children in need. She often used her own finances to help “her kids” buy food, clothing, access to daycare, and any other personal need. After more than 30 years of working with youth throughout Mecklenburg County, it was not uncommon for grown adults to call Pat or stop in to visit because they were so appreciative of the compassion she had shown for them as children. Prior to her sudden passing, Pat was involved in the planning process for opening an advocacy center in Charlotte that would assist children specifically involved in sexual abuse. Today, that center is known as Pat’s Place in honor of a woman who gave her all to ensure the safety and well-being of the children in our community. The idea for Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center was incubated at the Council for Children (now Council for Children’s Rights) to address an acute problem faced by child victims of abuse in Charlotte. All too often, children with the courage to talk about the abuse they had experienced were expected to undergo repeated questioning about the most traumatic event in their lives. Pat’s Place was established to ensure that all the services a child and family needs (medical examinations, forensic interviewing, advocacy support) could occur in one location – a safe, nurturing, child-friendly environment, at no cost to a child’s family. Since opening with one staff member in 2005, Pat’s Place has experienced significant program growth and now employs 20 professionals with wide ranging expertise. The incredible support and generosity of community stakeholders have helped Pat’s Place achieve great things during its brief history:
To Be There For Every Foster Child In Silicon Valley Who Has Experienced Abuse Neglect And/Or Abandonment
Our vision is a world where children with disabilities are included and empowered through play.
Our mission is to facilitate the inclusion of children with disabilities into their families, schools and communities by providing accessible play, adapted toys, technology, information and resources.
he Carroll County Child Advocacy Center exists to champion the needs of sexually, physically, and emotionally abused children in Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties through prevention, intervention and collaboration.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. Its not.” – Dr. Seuss
Founded in 1956 as a direct response to the Civil Rights Movement, Chicago Children’s Choir is rooted in the belief that music is a vehicle for fostering empathy and respect between young people of all races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, gender identities, and sexual orientations.
Since its founding 65 years ago, CCC has grown from a single choir into a vast network of school and after-school programs that serve thousands of students every year. The Choir offers a performance-based learning experience built around innovative creative partnerships and compelling artistic endeavors—from regular appearances at Lyric Opera and Ravinia Festival to one-of-a-kind features on major recording projects like Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book (2016) and The Big Day (2019).
For more than half a century, CCC has developed programs that embrace the racial and economic diversity of Chicago, making a high-caliber musical education available to any singer who wants it. Accessibility forms the foundation of our signature world-class instruction. Eighty percent of our youth live in low-to-moderate income households, and every year these 4,000+ students participate completely free of charge. Whether they’re just getting started or are already seasoned performers, youth from every corner of the city discover how to make their voice heard through our empowering programs.
IVYP mitigates the effects of poverty, racism and trauma by providing high-quality, trauma informed child care; comprehensive, culturally sensitive family support; and visionary community leadership.
The Isla Vista Youth Projects, Inc. strengthens our community through diverse educational, recreational and social programs for children and families regardless of income.
We envision a community where children are loved, valued, and respected and families are empowered to reach their highest potential.
Baltimore Hunger Project is dedicated to eliminating the growing problem of weekend childhood hunger by feeding bodies and minds. We are bridging the gap between Friday and Monday by consistently providing weekend food packages to children identified as food insecure, in a compassionate and dignified manner. We raise awareness about the effects of hunger by establishing partnerships with community members, other organizations, and decision makers.
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