How Dedicated Are You to Helping Kids? Bet Not As Much As These People
Colorado UpLift 2015 At Risk Video
Learn more about Colorado UpLift and how we are impacting the lives of thousands of students in Denver each year.
How dedicated are you to helping kids? Betting not nearly as much as Colorado UpLift .
The Denver-based program serves 5,600 students in 29 public schools, and employs staff who work as teacher/mentors and life coaches through more than 300 classes each week, and are willing to help out any hour of the day or not.
It may seem a drop in the bucket considering that UpLift says 60,000 kids in Denver schools know what it means to be "at-risk." At-risk means a lot of things, including kids who may be living in a home without the mother and the father, dealing with abuse, having parents inside the penal system.
But every bit helps. Colorado UpLift students see a 98 percent high school graduation rate, with 86 percent going on to enroll in college. That compares to the overall public school system, which has a graduation rate of just under 65 percent.