Beat the Streets Cleveland (“BTS Cleveland”) is a not-for-profit organization that cultivates youth development in underserved communities by teaching the important concepts of respect, teamwork, leadership, integrity and perseverance, through the sport of wrestling. The organization was formed in 2016 by individuals whose lives have been positively influenced by the sport, and is a chapter of the national organization, Beat the Streets National. Our core focus is to positively alter life’s trajectory for Cleveland area youth through mentoring, training and youth athletics. Simply stated, Beat the Streets Cleveland is opening doors for Cleveland youth that would otherwise be closed. In 2019 we successfully supported over 200 children throughout the City of Cleveland through working with 3 local schools. Robinson G. Jones, Anton Grdina and Cleveland Central Catholic High School. We offered 2 six week programs, we sent a group of 35 K - 12 students on a life altering trip to Indiana for an iron Sharpens Iron Summer Camp, this camp consisted of some of the top athletes in the country and lastly we had in-season competition team which consisted of youth and middle student athletes. As a whole 2019 was an amazing year that was ultimately the foundation. Because of the success, we have decided to expand into 2 additional locations; Harvey Rice and Joseph Gallacher and more. We are anticipating we will be able impact over 400 children this year and by 2028 neatly 2,000 children annually.
There are currently Beat The Streets Chapters in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, Providence, Los Angeles and Cleveland, Ohio
Beat the Streets cultivates youth development in under-served communities by encouraging a desire for excellence, respect, teamwork, leadership, integrity, and perseverance through the instruction of quality wrestling programs.