Lifting our Kids, Lifting our Community
An Individual Impact
Becoming a proficient reader in early elementary has multiple benefits for a child. Reading opens the door to a child’s academic success, imparts a love of learning and leads to higher grades in every subject. Reading has been shown to promote greater maturity, increased self-discipline as well as building a foundation of moral literacy. When a child enters Lift as a 2nd grader, they become part of a 3-year cohort which results in significantly improved literacy skills by 4th grade.
Lift partners with the local school to give 2nd-4th grade students a ‘lift’ in their reading proficiency through intentional skill instruction, supported reading in highly engaging text, a modelled love for reading, and daily 1:1 reading time with a caring volunteer.
Whole Child Development
Every part of a lift day provides opportunities for students to be healthy, engaged, supported, and cahllenged as they grow. This is accomplished through literature, play, healthy snack choices, music, games, art, enrichment, and positive relationships.
Lift desires that each child will know Jesus and His great love for them. Lift students are connected in an age appropriate manner to scripture, prayer, music, and discussions throughout each Lift session.
Fueled by Positive Relationships
Academic success has been linked to the influence of quality relationships within an instructional setting. Lift Team Leaders provide individual, compassionate and highly skilled literacy guidance, and trained volunteers intereact with students in a loving way that helps to facilitate each child’s growth through reading and realtionships.
Funded by People that Care
Thanks to the generous support from individual and organizational donors, each child who attends Lift does so at no cost to their family, thereby removing potential barriers to improving literacy rates in our community. As a nonproft, our programming relies soely on the investmnet of those who believe in the mission of Lift.