The Crisis

CO UpliftIn Denver there are more than 65,000 kids at-risk. These kids live in a world with fractured family structures and minimal parental guidance. Every day is a struggle with instability, uncertainty, fear, and physical and emotional abuse. With a large percentage of these kids lacking relational support, the results can be devastating. Many struggle with academic underachievement and the inability to avoid high risk activities happening around them. The numbers below reveal the magnitude and impact of this growing problem.

    65,000                         around 40%                           $2 million
      kids at risk                                          do not graduate                            cost per dropout


The Solution

CO UpliftColorado UpLift employs full-time staff who are committed to the students they serve. As teacher/mentors and life coaches, they develop long-term relationships as early as elementary school. This bond continues through middle and high school, providing the relational support missing from students’ lives. Colorado UpLift uses a relational approach that produces superior results.

   5,600                   29                  over 300                    86%                 98%
students served              public schools            classes each week             enroll in college               graduate

Our Sponsors:




Headline Sponsor: Dave and Christine Morrow  
Breakfast Sponsor: Morgan Stanley  
Tee Box Sponsors: ANM Brown and Company
Freeway Ford Fulcrum Energy Capital Funds GHX
Griffin Design Source HODAPP Custom Homes Hudson Hill / Lady Jane
MSI TEC, Inc Officescapes P2Energy
Premier Roofing Presidential Roofing Summit Materials
Thunder River Production  Urban Phenix Wold Energy Partners
  Worboys Design  

2018 Gala-
Hope on the Horizon
  Wallace/Lightner Luncheon
The Lewis Family Foundation


A Highly Unique Model

UpLift employs full-time staff who are dedicated to the students they serve, providing consistent and dependable guidance and support 24/7/365.

UpLift students lack adult supervision & support. Once the school year ends, they are at even greater risk - so we're there for them year round.

UpLift uses a highly unique and very comprehensive model with 5 program areas:

  • In School
  • After School 
  • Adventure
  • Post Secondary
  • Advance Leadership...

UpLift incorporates the "Little Lift" model where high school students serve as role models and mentors to younger students.

Long-term impact is a huge part of UpLift's success, as we become a steady influence in a child's life over multiple years.