In 2021 we successfully supported and impacted over 600 children throughout Northeast Ohio through the following programs:
In-Season Competition Team
Freestyle and Greco Club Team
8-Week Summer Enrichment Programs
4-Week Summer Day Camp
3-Day Nature Camping Trip
We are committed and intentional about creating opportunities for positive change. We are changing lives daily. It’s more than just about wrestling. As a result of our efforts thus far we have seen significant strides of improvement in the children that we serve in the following areas:
Based on recent survey results we have seen consistent improvement in the following areas:
Ability to follow directions
Ability to focus on specific tasks and objectives
Working as a team
Enhanced understanding on how to set and obtain goals
To sum it all up, we are positively altering the lives of the kids we serve.
We are Beating the Streets of Cleveland one life at a time.
Amirr Wright is the 2021 OHWAY State Champion, he is a leader and role model of the team at the early age of 9 years old. He is doing exceptionally well in school with grades and his ability and willingness to help others in need. Last but certainly not least, Amirr is doing amazing at home. He follows directions, does his chores, and is always willing to assist with his younger siblings.
To many, this is the Amirr that everyone has grown to love and adore, but what a lot of people are not aware of, is that when he first started with Beat the Streets Cleveland at the age of 6 years old, he struggled in many of these areas. He was a quiet soft-spoken kid that didn't have the work ethic or the drive on and off the mat. Committing to Beat the Streets Cleveland gave Amirr the opportunity to be around some positive role models and older teammates and ultimately learned the sport of wrestling. In doing that he also learned what it meant to set goals and work hard to accomplish those goals and so much more. He was able to apply this concept on the mat, in the classroom, and at home.
In going through this process he was able to see what being a leader truly consisted of as he was able to motivate and encourage fellow teammates and classmates to work harder to achieve their respected goals.
"I used to be quiet and not talk to people, but once I joined Beat the Streets, I learned what it means to be a leader and how to communicate in tough situations."