Boys' Program

Project LIFT

Project LIFT’s primary mission is to invest in the lives of at-risk male teens ages 14-19. The boy's program offers hope for members struggling with substance abuse, lack of support and academic failures. At no cost to members, the program offers mental health/substance abuse therapy, vocational skills training and mentoring. Licensed therapists and skilled volunteers work to help them replace negative behaviors with self-esteem, skill development and positive goals for the future.


Girls' Program


The girls' program is dedicated to the recovery of female teens who have experienced trauma and adversity. We provide members with trauma-informed therapy, personal wellness and life-skill workshops, career training, and community service opportunities. Licensed therapists and professional mentors strive to empower each member to recover from their past, live happily in the present, and have hope for a positive future.

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Our 14 Week Programs Offer Teens:

Mental Health Therapy

Members are provided with trauma-informed and substance abuse counseling through individual and group therapy with licensed psychotherapists.   

Vocational Skills Training

Members choose from a variety of trades to learn hands-on about potential career pathways and skill-sets. Professional trade instructors are available in the areas of: boat building and restoration, auto-mechanics, carpentry, welding, agriculture, screen printing and sublimation, sewing, upholstery, bicycle mechanics, instrument repair and refurbishing, electrical work, plumbing and graphic design. 

Life-Skills Development

We provide members with workshops in the areas of career preparation, psycho-education awareness, and health and wellness.  Local businesses and college tours are also provided off-site. 

Service Learning

Members have the opportunity to donate cars, bicycles, and garden produce to needy families in the community and become involved in local off-site service projects and events.


Our professional mentors provide guidance and support for members in the areas of career-pathways, education, and overall well-being.


Transportation and a family-style meal are also included for each teen.

If you're interested in becoming a member, please call us at (772) 221-2244


Pathway Academy of Innovation 

With Summit Education Group, Project Lift is now offering an alternative high-school education experience for teens in our community.  The program offers students a full-time vocational apprenticeship of their choice while they complete their high-school degree on site at Project Lift. The high-school curriculum is recognized by AdvancED, a Nationally Accredited Institution that's ranked in the top 1 percentile of alternative high-school programs in the nation.

Congratulations to our first graduating class of 2018!


Project LIFT is in the process of expanding services to Belle Glade and Dunnellon, FL. More information coming soon!