Play-it-Forward Projects is a Calgary-based charity that provides play-based programs to local and international communities in need. Our job is to create a specialized play and sport program for the community, provide the necessary equipment, and training to the community leaders. We implement our program, while mentoring the community leaders. We provide all tools and resources required to continue our program after our departure. We strive to impact as many youth and their communities, while giving them the ability to continue playing it forward!
There is a purpose to our play! Our mission is to provide programs that are designed to help disadvantaged youth develop and grow in all areas; physically, socially, emotionally and mentally. The projects revolve around teaching athletics, fitness, dance, gymnastics, acceptance of others, and health and wellness education. We strive to create projects that teach unique, specialized sport, and active play programs that cater to the needs of the specific community we are working with. We value our youth leaders, volunteers, teachers, parents and community members involved in our projects. We provide opportunities for education, leadership training, mentorship and program information.
Through education and mentorship, our goal for each project is to leave a positive and sustainable impact on the children and their community. We aim to help children and youth who participate in our projects reach their fullest potential, while building self-esteem, self-sport basics, ball handling skills, and life skills through games and cooperative play activities.
Our goal is to reach and teach children in need, wherever they may be. Whether in Canada or beyond to the developing countries, we hope to change the lives of children in our projects, while encouraging the sustainability of the program- teaching those involved to keep playing it forward!
We are proud of our Charitable Organization.
We know we can make a difference in the life of a child and their community but need help and support!
I can't even begin to describe how much this charity has impacted not only the lives of thousands of children globally but my own!
~Darlene Fedyna ( Founder / President )
Our team consists of many like-minded individuals who see the opportunity to change the lives of youth around the world. We believe it is our responsibility to allow as many children to benefit from sport and play. Our goal is to touch the lives of many communities in need, provide equipment and mentorship training to establish a play program that can continue to play it forward.
Currently seeking active board members on a 2-year term.
Want to help out? Ask us about our volunteer opportunities.