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

Colorado UpLift 2018 Gala





Colorado UpLift 2018 Gala - Hope on the Horizon
Thursday, May 3, 2018
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204


Save the date and plan to join us for Colorado UpLift's premier event of the year! We're excited to announce that we're changing pace from our traditional dinner, and providing a new kind of experience for our gala.

Partner with us for an evening full of hope at the Denver Art Museum as we transform the space into a night in Paris. The Degas: A Passion for Perfection exhibition will be open for you to enjoy a rare after-hours viewing. Catering and beverages will be provided by the award-winning Epicurean Catering Group.

Take a picture next to the Eiffel Tower, and hear powerful first-hand accounts from students whose lives have been enriched by a positive influence. Colorado UpLift is transforming lives and communities, leading us to declare that here is Hope on The Horizon for a new city and a better future. Your support as an event sponsor will help us continue to help Denver and Aurora’s youth find a dawn of new possibilities.

This is an exciting event you don't want to miss, so respond soon! If you have questions or would like to attend, please contact Andi Rex at We look forward to a memorable evening with you on May 3rd!

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Sponsor Links





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.