Sponsored Community Programs & Events
Annual Art Auction Fandraiser
Every December, ChildLaw Services hosts a fun community Art Auction fundraiser. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres are provided.
Sabika Sponsored Fundraising Special
Every year, our proud sponsor offers a promotion in which proceeds are donated to ChildLaw Services.
The Alex Aldridge 5k Race
Alex Alridge was a Southern West Virginia native who was a victim of child abuse and neglect. He was placed with a caring adoptive family. However, haunted by memories of his abuse, he turned towards drugs and alcohol. Unfortunately in 2010, the same year he pledged to turn his life around and help others who were suffering like him, he relapsed and died of a drug overdoes at the age of 21.
Alex loved helping children through volunteer work and helping children was one of his deepest passions. Therefore, ChildLaw Services holds a 5K run/walk in his honor every year to remember his passion for helping children in the community. We hold this run to ensure his dream of helping at-risk kids lives on.
MERCER COUNTY TEEN COURT
Teen Court is an alternative sentencing program for first time juvenile offenders. The program is designed as an early intervention and prevention program to help young offenders learn from their decisions and get back on the right life course. Referrals are made to Teen Court from the Mercer County Juvenile Probation. Defendants who appear before the MCTC have committed misdemeanor crimes such as: shoplifting, vandalism, curfew violations, underage consumption and tobacco possession.
It is a REAL court, with REAL authority, that is run completely by teen volunteers. Trained student volunteers serve as clerk, bailiff, jury, Prosecuting Attorney and Defense Attorney. Defendants who agree to appear before the MCTC are sentenced by a jury of their peers and have 90 days from the night of their hearing to complete their sentence. Each defendant is required to complete between 16-40 hours of community service, as well as return to be a member of the MCTC jury. Other sentencing options include: counseling, drug testing, apology letter, written essay and additional jury sessions.
A defendant who successfully completes Teen Court will have no juvenile criminal record. The only cost involved for defendants is a $5 court cost/fine.
Teen volunteers get valuable first-hand experience with the legal system, public speaking, school credits, community service opportunities and it’s FUN! MCTC has several fun activities each year, as well as trips! Several MCTC volunteers have gone onto to college to study law, social work, and other related fields.
For more information contact Michelle Hale at (304) 425-9973 or email email@example.com. Check us out on Facebook!!
GIRLS ON THE RUN
Girls on the Run is a transformational learning program for 8 to 13 year-old girls in Charleston, WV. We teach life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.
KIDS RUN THE NATION
Kids Run the Nation is a 10-week after-school program for boys AND girls and teaches skills in character building, teamwork, and leadership. In addition to these skills, the children learn how to love and care for the community. Kids Run the Nation also teaches healthy living and trains the children to run a 5k at the end of the program.