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
After completion participant are
proficient in the basic skills associated with:
Video - Pre & Post production to include lighting and
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
The program is in association with
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
County, Department of