• Dedicated to enhancing the total development of Youth
    Dedicated to enhancing the total development of Youth The Foundation works with families, schools, and neighborhood programs to provide avenues for youth to develop their talents and gifts.
  • Education through Fitness
    Education through Fitness Utilizing the platform of sports to affect positive change in the lives of YOUTH by teaching life skills, encouraging healthy habits, and fitness activities to promote health and well being.
  • Learning for Tomorrow
    Learning for Tomorrow The programs and initiatives we implement are structured to EMPOWER YOUTH to grow academically, physically, and socially so they can realize their true potential.
  • Servant Leadership
    Servant Leadership We encourage youth by engaging them in activities that highlight community service. By integrating the importance of giving back to their communities in our efforts, we motivate youth to become future leaders.

Volunteer To Be A Reading Buddy

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The Chris Canty Foundation is looking for volunteers to participate in the Chris Canty Foundation Reading Buddies initiative. We are asking for each volunteer to come out and read to student (1) once a month on every first or third Thursday of each month. We have opportunities for reading buddies in New York City and Charlotte, NC.

Ways You Can Help The Foundation

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Join Our Team And Invest In Our Youth.

Leadership conferences are held once a quarter to provide resources to high school students about College Prep, Healthy Behaviors, The Proper Use of Technology, and Leadership Skills.

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Great Volunteer Opportunities For Everyone!

Without your help we cannot make the impact neccessary to make a difference in the lives of youth. We offer a variety of events and programs for youth and adults of all ages. Please visit our events calendar to find out when we offer these opportunities.

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Dr. Ronald L. Carter, President, Johnson C. Smith University

The Chris Canty Foundation's Historic West End Cleanup for Change was a tremendous demonstration of how an organization can galvanize a diverse sector of people, community organizations and businesses to make a tangible impact on a community.

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Visit Our Online Store To Make A Contribution

Visit the official store of the Chris Canty Foundation. Get your favorite cause realted t-shirts, clothing, excercise shirts, sweats, hoodies, jackets and novelty shirts.

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Latest News, Youth & Volunteer Testimonials.

We encourage you to sign up for our newsletter and check back on our website often about exciting news on the foundation, success stories of the youth involved in the foundation, volunteer testimonials and upcoming event information.

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Get involved



We are asking all of our supporters to donate $10 and ask 10 friends to donate $10 by Nov. 10, 2014.



The Chris Canty Foundation has a variety of volunteer opportunities. We need your continuing our mission to enhance the lives of youth in our communities.



Spreading the word about the Chris Canty Foundation is one of the best ways you can help us make an impact. Click on the link above to see how you can help.

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Join One of Our Committees

One of our most important goals is to inspire youth to achieve greatness by fueling their desires for positive life outcomes.

You will have a chance to help us create an environment in which all YOUTH receive personal attention and support that fosters a sense of value and self-confidence. READ MORE