Colorado UpLift

A Unique Approach

Site Visits

Join us on a site visit.

Site visits allow you to witness firsthand the life-changing program we have developed and refined over the last 32 years.

A visit usually lasts around two hours and includes an overview of the program, classroom observation and student sharing about the impact UpLift has made in their lives.

UpLift Annual Report

Colorado UpLift Annual Report 2014/15

Click Here or on the image above for the current Colorado UpLift Annual Report (2014/15)

Click Here if you would like to view the previous Colorado UpLift Annual Report (2012/13)

The Crisis

The number of kids at risk in the city of Denver continues to grow. They face severe challenges every day, given their economic and academic disadvantages. The current high school graduation rate in Denver is only 60%, with an estimated cost to society of $2 million for every student who does not graduate. With 60,000 kids at risk, this is a major crisis. Colorado UpLift is the solution.

The Solution

Colorado UpLift uses a unique approach that produces exceptional results beginning with full-time staff who are committed to the students they serve. As teachers, mentors and life coaches, they develop long-term relationships as early as elementary school. This bond continues over multiple years through middle and high school, providing the relational support that is missing from their lives. The impact is life changing.

The Results

Broad Program Reach
• 5,200 students served
• 220+ classes taught each week
• 28 Denver Public Schools impacted
Life-Changing Impact
• 90% high school graduation rate
• 86% post secondary enrollment
• Notable increase in class attendance

What's New?

We want to express our sincere appreciation for your generosity in support of Colorado UpLift in 2014 and 2015! If you would still like to make a year-end contribution click here to make a donation. 




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