Cumberland Presbyterian Children's Home (CPCH) is dedicated to providing our residents the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities that strengthen their bodies, minds and characters. The "life lessons" kids learn during such activities are invaluable as we work to help them become happy, responsible and self-sufficient adults.

These activities can be costly, though. The support of Speedway Children's Charities has been instrumental in allowing our residents to fully participate in extracurricular activities such as sports, cheerleading or drill team, ROTC and academic or arts clubs.

In fact, we saw such positive results from having these funds available to support the extracurricular activities of the kids and teens in our Residential Care Program in 2007, we proposed increasing SCC's grant funding to expand the project to include the children and teens in our on-campus Single Parent Family Program in 2008.

Two of our residents, A. and G., are very involved in sports at their school. A. plays basketball, and being on the team has allowed him to develop self-confidence and leadership skills. G. is an excellent soccer player. She even played on the varsity team as a sophomore. G.'s time on the soccer field lets her build relationships and teaches her how to work as part of a team.

A significant indicator of a youth's future success is their ability to integrate into the community upon leaving CPCH. Thanks to Speedway Children's Charities, our residents can take part in these activities to develop physical, mental and leadership skills and to become more involved with their peers and in their community!