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.

Each season, PFO brings together a group of teens from in and around Charlotte who are diverse in almost every way imaginable. What unites these teens is that they are willing and excited to answer the questions, “Who am I?” and “How will I give of that?” Through PFO’s eight-month program, teens learn self-awareness, self-motivation and self-confidence. 

To learn more about the program and teen experience, click here.


Interested in joining the PFO family? Check out the information below!

Application Process:

  • Step One: Fill out the New Teen application to begin the process
  • Step Two: PFO staff will reach out to schedule an in-person interview and answer any logistical questions
  • Step Three: Attend in-person interview


Applications are due July 1st!

In-Person interviews will be held July 10th – 18th

Invitations to accepted teens will be sent July 20th

Program Fee:

We are committed to ensuring that PFO is accessible to all teens, and scholarship need never affects final acceptance decisions. Scholarships are available for partial fees and the full fee amount.

Apply now!