Project L.I.F.T. (Life Initiatives for Teens) is an organization with a primary investment in the lives of "at-risk" youth.
By introducing skills that will inspire youth to explore opportunities to be successful outside of delinquent behavior, Project LIFT will challenge youth both physically and mentally while they interact with positive mentors. Project LIFT is committed to creating independent, competent and productive citizens of the community.
The project is a multi-systemic program designed to build on the strengths of at-risk youth. Project LIFT utilizes evidence-based practices rooted in the curriculum of Aggression Replacement Training, and combines mental health therapies, leadership group training and mentoring. These therapies, combined with the unique opportunity to give back to a community in need and an opportunity to gain employment through on-the-job vocational instruction, adds an overall benefit for not only the members but the community as a whole. Peers benefit from a paradigm shift that ripples into positive interactions with each other, their authority figures, their community and their family.