Everyone from Mother Teresa to Gandhi spoke about how important children are. In fact, famous people all throughout history have remarked about the critical role kids play in our culture. Children are more than short people with messy hair and missing teeth. They are more than youngsters who wear Velcro shoes, elastic waistbands, and high top tennis shoes. Children are the most important people in the world and our organization is completely committed to helping them reach their full potential and make every dream a reality.
Love Cleveland® started in January of 2009 and become a 501(c)(3) organization in July of 2010. Since it’s inception, Love Cleveland® has been dedicated to helping young people reach their goals in every area of life by helping them foster their gifts, talents, and leadership ability. Not only does our organization try to help each child reach their full potential, we also help students with food, clothing, and offer many free activities for recreation and enjoyment throughout the year.
Love Cleveland® dedicates itself to helping young people experience certain areas of life that they often wouldn’t because of systemic poverty and lack of adult support and guidance. Over the years we have seen many young people miss out on certain areas of life because of their financial situation. They could never afford to go attend a professional sporting activity, learn what it takes to be a leader, and in some cases, they don’t even have the financial means necessary to buy the items they need for school. That’s where we step in.
Love Cleveland® partners with a lot of different professional sport teams, professional athletes, businesses, medical institutions, religious organizations, entrepreneurs, individuals, and school systems to provide kids with all the tools they need to excel both in and out of the classroom. We are committed to making children matter in all walks of life.
Our Core Values Are:
Leadership: Encouraging students to understand the power of what it means to be a leader in our culture.
Opportunity: Providing children opportunity to experience new areas of life that would not have been possible because of poverty, living situations, or broken homes.
Victory: Teaching students to be winners both in and out of the classroom by offering after school and weekend recreation programs.
Education: Impacting students by providing more tools for a quality education and leadership.