History of Wilders Grove Youth Center
Founded in 1950, the goal of the Wilders Grove YC is to use football and cheerleading, and Baseball as a catalyst to promote positive youth development. Believing that an active body equates an active mind, we are dedicated to the education and development of the youth of our community. It is our hope that our participants will learn many life lessons while participating in the sport of football/cheerleading/baseball. Such lessons about self-esteem, sportsmanship, teamwork, responsibility and striving for excellence can help on the road to success. Wilders Grove YC will provide a safe educational and recreational enrichment opportunity promoting the positive use of free time to youth ages 5-13 and their families. This organization serves as a prevention program for youth by promoting the development of healthy lifestyles and reinforcing community values.
The Wilders Grove Youth Center is a local non-profit organization and a subordinate organization of Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc., to date Wilders Grove remains the only self sustaining organization of its kind in Raleigh we receive no supplement income from city, state or federal governments. We have four fields 2 with lights a club house and concession stand. We have a tractor shed and 4 riding lawn mowers. We are totally dependent on registration fees and the generous support of local business. We hope that through our fundraising programs our interest in seeing the youth in our community have a top notch facility in which to have a tremendous experience on their journey of life is being met. We would love to have you become one of our sponsors. Please contact us to learn how you can become a part of our story and sponsor the youth in our community.
Through this national recognized football and cheer program, our goals are to increase self-esteem, socialization and interpersonal skills. We offer cultural exchange and development among peer groups and increase parent/guardian involvement. In addition, through their participation in this program we will decrease in-school and community mischief