Project LIFT Belle Glade Pathway Academy of Innovation
Class of 2019!
With the amazing insight of Impact the Palm Beaches Impact 100 Network, Project LIFT has blasted off....After being awarded the 100k Impact award in 2017 we are excited to report that their growth continues to sky rocket. This past year Project LIFT in Belle Glade was able to increase their overall enrollment to seventy five, start the Pathway academy of innovation while adding two new vocations to their offerings. We are particularly proud of the recent graduations of the Pathway Academy of Innovation high school diploma and apprentice program. Three teens who had dropped out of high school entered the Pathway Academy of Innovation with only 5 credits of 24 needed to graduate High School. We are very proud to say that with a lot of hard work and within six months they had completed their High School Diploma requirements through Project LIFT's Nationally Accredited Program.
This year Project LIFT expects to increase enrollment to over 100 students annually focused on Mental Health Therapy, drug abuse counseling, vocational skills training and mentoring. Project LIFT credits a big part of its success to the visionary insight of the Initial Funding from the Women of Impact the Palm Beaches!
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.
Impact The Palm Beaches Mission: We are a dynamic leader of women’s philanthropy: bringing new resources to the community and making philanthropy accessible. Through strategic high-impact grant making, we engage, develop and inspire women to create change in our community.