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Phone: 303-830-6615
3914 King St.
Denver
Colorado 80211
USA
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Target demographics: We target low-income children and teens in the metropolitan Denver area (based on free and reduced lunch qualification) from 2nd grade through post-secondary ages. 80% of our students are deemed impoverished, 90% are minorities and all face major risk factors such as gangs, drugs, dysfunctional families, academic underachievement and cycles of failure.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 4,000

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: inspire career vision for elementary and middle-school youth at a spring Career Fair, a two-hour event involving six-minute presentations to small groups of eager kids!

Geographic areas served: Colorado UpLift impacts youth who attend 26 urban, low-income schools in Denver. The program is also being replicated to similar demographics

Programs:

The full Colorado UpLift model consists of four program areas, delivered by full-time teacher/mentors: In School, After School, Adventure, and Post Secondary.

Mission:
"BUILDING LONG-TERM, LIFE-CHANGING RELATIONSHIPS WITH URBAN YOUTH."
Results:
We're proud to say we're in our 30th year of reaching at-risk youth in Denver. In 2012, we will serve over 4,000 youth from 26 urban public schools with our relational program. These students will receive caring, adult teacher/mentors who act as life coaches over multiple years.

As mentioned above, 90% of our kids who have been in the program three years or more graduate from high school (compared to a 52% average graduation rate), and 86% engage in post-secondary learning (compared to 25% average).

In addition, kids who participate in Colorado UpLift attend all their academic classes 41% more than their non-UpLift peers. For each graduate, we're saving the economy around $2 million per student - and everyone benefits!

In 2010, Colorado UpLift won the CoBiz Magazine "Top Company" award in the Nonprofit category, an award based on excellence and best practices in the field.

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04/30/12
Bar none, the most brilliant model in the country for reaching at-risk youth on a large scale. The intensive DAILY interaction all year and the fact the program is rooted inside the public school system with a proven curriculum, make this one of the most highly scalable and effective models in ... more »
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