No one Gets there alone

Elevate New England


Our Mission

Building long term, life changing relationships with New England’s urban youth, equipping them to thrive and contribute to their communities.

our vision:

generations of thriving urban leaders

The Need

transformational relationships

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.

Our Programs

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.

The Impact

real lives changed

How has the Elevate model proven successful for 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.

no one gets there alone