Playing for Others

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Jen Band
Main Address

2205 E 5th St
Charlotte, NC 28204
United States

What We Do
Playing for Others (PFO) is a leadership training program that combines personal development, service, and the arts to foster leaders who are confident, compassionate, and creative. Serving teenagers rising 8th through 12th grade, this diverse group of teens represents every zip code in and around the Charlotte Mecklenburg area. Through our core values: Attitude of Gratitude, Acceptance, Accountability, and Action – teens learn to become effective leaders of self and others. We are cultivating the next generation of leaders, philanthropists, and compassionate human beings.
Interesting Info
  • Teens and buddies get to experience a variety of arts workshops, outings, and experiences led by professionals in their fields.
  • One of our favorite programs is the Buddy program. Here, teens pair up with children with disabilities or their siblings and develop a year long relationship.
  • We love to teach teens that you can take what you're passionate about and use it to benefit the greater good.