Our Mission

Leg Up for Cleveland’s Kids (LUCK) harnesses the power of horses to transform the lives of the able-bodied youth in the Greater Cleveland area. 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.