Mayor Frank Jackson

Look Up To Cleveland  


Looking for a great way for high school students to make unique connections to Cleveland, its cool neighborhoods, its top leaders, and to each other? To have a rewarding, meaningful - and fun! - experience?

At Look Up To Cleveland (LookUp) and LookUp Summer, high school students learn about Northeast Ohio, develop leadership skills, cross traditional demographic boundaries, and see first-hand how they can make change and contribute to the community. Their experience takes them across the community, and has a lasting impact on their lives:

"I am not sure I can adequately describe the impact the summer program had on our daughter. It was as if a light bulb went off in her head as she learned more about our city’s leaders and the industries they represent. It literally confirmed the concentration she wants to study in college. Your program showed her how she could have a fulfilling plan to achieve success."
--Parent of LookUp participant


  • Introduces students to community leaders they otherwise could not meet - including the Mayor of Cleveland - and cultivates an appreciation of Cleveland and its opportunities.
  • Breaks down stereotypes, promotes diversity awareness and encourages team building among students from across Northeast Ohio to foster inclusive thinking and action.
  • Challenges students to develop networking skills, create lifelong connections, and envision how they can make a difference in the community now and in the future.

LookUp is offered in two formats:

  • Look Up To Cleveland: Seven full-day sessions, one per month from October through April, including an overnight retreat.
    Applications for the current class are no longer being accepted. Please check back next summer for details about the class that begins in fall 2016.
  • LookUp Summer: A one-week session (Monday through Friday) offered in both June and July. 

For more information and to apply for LookUp Summer 2016, click HERE.

Questions? Please contact Andrew Singer, Program Coordinator, at or (216) 456-8005.

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