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.