Lift staff, board members, students and families are mourning the passing of Jerry Cramer, our friend and partner in the mission of Lift. Jerry has been involved in some capacity with Lift since it’s beginning because he wholeheartedly believed in the work that Lift does for the children in our community. Jerry served as Treasurer of the board of Directors, was a faithful reading volunteer, prayed for Lift staff and students, assisted in fundraising for Lift in many ways, and was always eager to do whatever needed to be done to help this small nonprofit succeed. Jerry did everything with excellence and honesty, and he expected the same from those around him. He had strong opinions about everything from how a fundraising letter should be folded to how Lift should operate during a pandemic, and we listened because he was also wise. We will miss Jerry and all he meant to each of us. We are thankful to God for the encouragement that his faith in Christ gave to so many. Even though we are grieving, we do so as people rejoicing in the promise of Jerry’s eternal life through Jesus Christ! Livestream of Jerry’s memorial service Jerry Cramer Obituary
We believe that literacy is a key component to a strong and thriving community. Every child deserves the gift of reading, but some children need extra layers of support to unwrap that gift. Lift provides the needed structure and support to help build literacy in our students and positively impact our community for generations to come.
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
Lift Eastbrook is an Afterschool program which focuses on literacy improvement, whole child development, and spiritual nurture.
Lifting Our Kids, Lifting Our Community
Average 400 books read each week at Lift
94% of students enrolled in Lift grew in reading skills
36 kids 5 staff 30+ volunteers
253 children served since 2014
We believe that literacy is a key component to a strong and thriving community. Every child deserves the gift of reading.
Our mission is to give students a ‘lift’ in their reading proficiency through intentional and research- based
Whole Child Development
Every part of the Lift day is designed to provide opportunities for each student to be healthy, engaged
Lift desires that each child will know God and His great love for them. Music, videos, guests, and the Jesus Storybook Bible
Lift serves thirty-six 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students who have been recommended by their teachers as being
Lift employs 3 Team Leaders (1 per grade) who are licensed and experienced teachers, an Executive Director/Literacy
The Gift of Literacy
The gift of literacy opens the door to success in life! Be a part of the change that is happening through the work of Lift. By volunteering and giving, you can have the joy of participating in community work that matters. God is using ordinary people to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Grant County children and families!