Project LIFT Pathway Academy of Innovation Class of 2018!
On Thursday, December 6th we had the honor of having a Graduation Ceremony for another 9 Project LIFT teens who completed their high school diplomas through our Pathway Academy of Innovation. We also had our version of a “Signing Day”. Instead of it being the first day that a high school senior can sign a binding National Letter of Intent for a collegiate sport we had our graduates sign with new Employers or a School!
Project LIFT’s Pathway Academy of Innovation is a ground-breaking solution designed to address the needs of high-risk teens, who have dropped out of high school, attain their high school diploma while also focusing on vocational training, mental health and substance abuse issues to prepare them for the 21st Century workforce! With this unique approach we integrate the individual’s desired career pathway with high school curriculum while adding social-emotional support services. By offering a blend of on-line and on-site experiential learning, Project LIFT propels teens to graduation in less time and more efficiently than it would take them in a traditional classroom setting.
Project LIFT was the recipient of Impact 100 Martin's first grant. The Impact funding is being used to help launch Project LIFT's Pathway Academy of Innovation. With the Impact 100 Martin grant, Project LIFT is expecting to facilitate 20 teens this year who otherwise would most likely not finish their education.
Impact 100's Mission: To engage a dynamic group of women philanthropists to bring forth new resources aimed at enriching the community through strategic high-impact grant making; Impact 100 Martin will engage, develop, and inspire women to create change in our community.