K-12 th Grade

Cleveland Municipal School District Website

Cleveland Transformation Alliance

Learn-to-Swim Programs

Cleveland Recreation Centers Classes

Eddie Eagle Gun Safety Program

Drug Abuse Resistance Education: DARE

Child Accident Prevention Program

Juvenile Fire Setters Program

Fire Safety Education

Gang Resistance Education and Training

Seat Belt Safety/Bicycle Safety

Cleveland Public Library 


Seat Belt Safety/Bicycle Safety

216.623.5080 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm

Police Officers present a video of crash-test dummies “Vince and Larry” to teach third grade students about the importance of wearing seat belts and bicycle helmets.

Cleveland Transformation Alliance

216.592.2303 – Weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – website

The Cleveland Transformation Alliance (CTA) is a non-profit organization created by the Cleveland Plan. CTA provides information, data, and support to families considering their K-12 public school choices, including Cleveland Metropolitan School District and tuition-free charter schools. Cleveland’s Mayor chairs CTA’s Board of Directors.

Drug Abuse Resistance Education: D.A.R.E.

 216.623.3328 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm - website

This program, offered to 5 th graders, is presented by uniformed Police Officers in all CMSD and several parochial elementary schools. Approximately 1600 Cleveland children attend D.A.R.E. classes annually. This series of classroom lessons teaches children how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.

Fire Public Education Unit (Speaker's Bureau)

216.664.6386 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm - F: 216.664.6816 - 1645 Superior Ave.

Cleveland firefighters provide fire education speakers for schools, day care centers, senior centers, and employers and also appear at career days. In addition, firefighters with fire apparatus, including engines, hook & ladders and the Smoke House make appearances at community and school events. The 32 foot Smoke House is a mobile version of a home which uses non-toxic smoke and an alarm system to teach children how to escape a home fire.

Eddie Eagle Gun Safety Program

216.623.5080 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm

Cleveland Police Officers present a video and teach elementary school age students about the dangers of firearms and what to do if they find a gun.

Juvenile Fire Setters Program

216.664.6386 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm

The Division of Fire's Bureau of Public Education works directly with the public, teaching fire prevention and safety. The Bureau's Juvenile Fire Setters Program teaches and provides counsel to Cleveland youth who have incidences of setting fires- no matter how small.

Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.)

216.623.3330 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm - website

This program for 4th and 7th graders covers topics such as resisting peer pressure, resolving conflicts, and understanding the impact of gangs and gang violence.

GREAT is taught in all Cleveland Metropolitan Schools and several parochial middle schools, with approximately 1600 students attending classes annually.


216.664.3018 for Information Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm - For Handicap Accessibility Information call 216.664.2561 or call recreation center directly

Public Recreation Centers and Pools
Outdoor Public Pools
Learn to Swim Classes

Indoor Pools: The Division of Recreation operates 19 indoor pools for year-round swimming.  Programs such as learn to swim, aquacise, water polo, water basketball and swim teams are available to Cleveland residents at no cost.

Outdoor Pools: From the second week of June through the second week of August, the Division of Recreation operates 22 outdoor community pools.  Pools are open Wednesdays to Sundays from noon to 7:30 pm. 

Participants must be at least 8 years old and 4 feet tall to swim.  Adults must be with children not meeting these requirements at a ratio of 2:1. All lifeguards are American Red Cross certified, and a ratio of one lifeguard per every 40 swimmers is maintained.