HOW CAN PROJECT LIFT HELP?
|Project LIFT is a performance-based mentoring program for underserved youth in North Fulton County. Project LIFT directly supports teens in school grades 8 -12 during the school year. Project LIFT works with up to 30 students who are: having difficulty passing classes or mandated tests; lacking the ability to withstand peer pressure; lacking motivation; not performing to their potential and/or enmeshed in difficult family situations. Students are referred by Fulton County Schools, parents or community partners. Each participant is provided with a personal mentor who works directly with the student to improve their academic performance and enhance their abilities to withstand daily challenges as a teen.
GET HELP/REFER A STUDENT
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- Submit eform
WHAT IS THE COMMITMENT
The enrollment process begins with a thorough explanation of program and what is expected of those who participate. Parents are fully briefed and consent is obtained. Once a young person chooses to participate, he/she is given an intensive application and interview to determine the type of support that is most appropriate. Students are asked to set goals which are then discussed so an individualized plan can be formulated for each participant. All students are partnered with a personal mentor to support them based on their specified personal development and academic needs. Students participate in a weekly after school program followed by the mentoring time. The after school program includes a peer group session focused on life skills, character development, career exploration and/or current events.
WHO ARE THE MENTORS
Mentors are carefully screened volunteers who are trained to encourage and support and not judge. All mentors are required to have a background check and thorough interview before they participate in the program. The mentors and participants meet together at least once a week during the Tuesday mentoring sessions. Mentors communicate monthly with program staff to assist in monitoring and reporting on their progress.
• Improvement in academic performance
• Decline in unhealthy behavior
• Better attitudes and improvement in self-esteem
• Better relationships with authority figures, family and peers
If you need help or know a student who does, please click on one of the links above (eform or print form). If you would like additional information, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or call Bruce Moore at 678-642-0139.
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