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LUCK Works.

LUCK is more than just a fun after-school activity (although it’s good for that, too!).


Students are administered the General Self-Efficacy Scale (GSE) upon arrival to the barn and at the end of each LUCK program. Our results show that students may have felt a greater ability to overcome challenges after learning new skills and working through problems with horses. Of particular note were the increased scores in two areas:

  • Students scores increased 7 points between pre- and post-test scores for the statement: “I can remain calm when facing difficulties because I can rely on my coping abilities.”
  • Student scores increased 6 points between pre- and post-tests for the statement: “When I am confronted with a problem, I can usually find several solutions.”

LUCK students enjoy the program. It’s something they can look forward to!

  • “I liked learning about the ways you take care of a horse because I honestly thought they were easy–like a house pet. Seeing how they live makes you think about your own life.” –Kourtney
  • “I struggle with anger and explosive behavior but felt really calm and relaxed with the horses. I wish I could be with them all the time. I wouldn’t get into so much trouble.” –Mercy
  • “I enjoyed working with an animal I knew little about. It was unique and fun. It’s motivational. Riding the horse makes me want to do more.” –Deaja
  • “I can’t wait to work with horses again.” –Ike
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Donations small and big make a difference in a child’s life at LUCK. Because we are an all-volunteer organization, 100% of your gift goes directly to harness the power of horses to transform the lives of Cleveland’s youth. We can accept cash, in-kind, stocks, annuities, or bequests. We are LUCKy to have you involved in our organization. Thank you.

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New Deduction Available

All taxpayers may take up to $300 ($600 for a married couple) in annual charitable cash contributions, even if you do not itemize. It is an “above the line” adjustment to income that will reduce a donor’s adjusted gross income, reducing taxable income. A donation to a donor advised fund does not qualify for this new deduction.

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Individuals and corporations that itemize can deduct much greater amounts of their cash contributions to charities. Individuals can elect to deduct donations up to 100% of their 2020 adjusted gross income (up from 60%). Corporations may deduct up to 25% of taxable income (up from 10%). The higher deduction does not apply to donations to a donor advised fund.

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Student Events

Our events allow students to learn valuable equine (equine means horse) related skills.

Events include:

Farrier clinic: a farrier keeps the horse’s feet, called hooves, in tip-top shape.

Veterinary clinic: a vet keeps the horse in a healthy condition.

Braiding clinic: braids in the horse’s mane and tail give them a professional appearance at shows.

Photography clinic: photographers are very well respected in the horse world – everyone wants more pictures of their horse!

Have an idea for an event or want to offer a teaching opportunity? Email us at info@luck4kids.org!

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Our Mission

Leg Up for Cleveland’s Kids (LUCK) harnesses the power of horses to transform the lives of Cleveland’s able-bodied youth. LUCK envisions a generation of empowered, educated, and self-motivated young adults who demonstrate empathy, critical thinking, and commitment to personal growth. Interaction with horses and adult mentors in a trauma-free environment enables program participants opportunities to develop consistent, caring relationships that lead to confident, capable, healthy and engaged citizens, while immersion in the equestrian industry allows them access to potentially unreachable social capital and opportunities for internships and employment.

Our Goal

LUCK seeks to positively contribute to the development of Cleveland’s youth through equine activities. LUCK envisions a generation of empowered, educated, and self-motivated young adults who demonstrate empathy, critical thinking, and commitment to personal growth. Daily interaction with horses and adult mentors creates consistent, caring relationships, enabling participants to become confident, capable, healthy and engaged citizens.