Building long-term, life-changing relationships with urban New England youth, equipping them to thrive and contribute to their community.
generations of thriving urban leaders
If you consider yourself successful, chances are, somewhere along your journey there were people who encouraged or pushed you towards your potential. It may have been a parent, a teacher, a relative, or a mentor.
Unfortunately, many of today’s urban youth lack this positive guidance, resulting in alarming dropout, teen pregnancy, and incarceration rates. That’s where Elevate comes in; with meaningful relationships, opportunities, and experiences that shape students into the young adults we know they can become.
meeting kids where they need us most
Elevate employs a holistic approach to meet each child’s needs. This means full-time teacher-mentors, year-round programming, cross-age mentoring, and a long-term relational approach in four areas: accredited classes, mentoring, adventure, and college & career.
real lives changed
How has the Elevate model proven successful for over 40 years? We create developmental assets, build strong character, inspire school success, and encourage community engagement.
91% of elevate students are enrolled in college, the military, a trade school, or in their first jobs.
Using this proven methodology in the toughest circumstances consistently results in 91% of Elevate students graduating and thriving in their chosen field after high school.