Alumni Council Application

Programmatic Contact Len Collins, OCPS II Project Director
Signing Authority Leigh Brock Webster, Board Chair
Len Collins, Executive Director
Fiscal Contact Sue Templar, Executive Assistant, Director or Human Resources
Case Manager Joe Stanonik
Program Site 1127 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, Oh 44115
Hours and Days of Operation Every other Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Social Competencies/Occupational Skills Tutoring: Tuesday – Thursday 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Service Area Cuyahoga County
  • Violence/Crime
  • Tobacco/Alcohol and other Drugs
  • Stress Management
  • Fitness/Diet/
  • Teen Pregnancy
  • Parenting
  • Negative Risk Behaviors
  • In-School Youth Cleveland Municipal Schools
  • Documented History of Need – Poverty
  • Children of Substance Abusers, Cleveland Treatment Center Clients
  • Peer Group
  • Education
  • Leadership
  • Social Recreation Activities
  • Life Skills/Coping Skills
  • Occupational Skills
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Basic Skills Enhancement
  • 14 Years of Age Through 18 Years of Age
  • Improved employability skills
  • Improved Basic Math skills
  • Improved Basic Reading Skills
  • Improved Developmental Skills


                         As a prevention strategy, Let It Ride · Game Ready 4 Life attempts to mitigate the effects poverty on the quality of life experiences and well-being of youth with social economic histories of being at risk.  It is a work-based learning and occupational skills program, designed as an alternative program with social recreational options, fellowship benefiting both individuals and the groups as a peer support club.  Youth are involved in the following occupational work experience areas:  outdoor skills such as recreation, park management, conservation, graphic design, video production, theater, creative and business writing.  It attempts to bridge the employment gaps between economically-challenged families and their counterparties.  Let It Ride involves youth in basic skills, enhancement, work readiness skills, occupational skills, life skills and other competencies needed to be productive not only as an individual, but within one’s family and the community at large.


                       This program does not offer credentialing to its participants, however all youth receive a certificate of completion.

                        After completion participant are proficient in the basic skills associated with:

                       Video - Pre & Post production to include lighting and editing techniques

                      Theater - Script development, stage management, set design, stage management, acting techniques

                       Graphic Design - Layout, Illustration Techniques composition, and Graphics

                      Creative Writing - Editing, Technical writing, fundamentals of English grammar and Mechanical editing


                      The program is in association with Cleveland Treatment Center’s Hooked On Fishing, Not On Drugs Program.  Hooked On Fishing, Not On Drugs at the Cleveland Treatment Center is a primary prevention and early intervention program.  It targets youth as an early intervention strategy involved with ATODs, violence, trafficking, and those that need minimal intervention.  Let It Ride · Game Ready 4 Life serves as a viable “Rites to Passage” strategy that engage those Hooked On Fishing, Not On Drugs and other youth that have demonstrated growth and a willingness to work and learn.  It is also possible by the City of Cleveland, Department of Economic Development and Cuyahoga County, Department of Workforce Development.