How We Started
There is something special about being from an urban community and giving back to an urban community. Our youth are the future of any and all cities, urban or suburban. However, the adversities that youth in urban cities face can create obstacles for them to be successful in the future. Issues such as drugs, crime, teen pregnancy, and poverty are things that can be alleviated. Two young men that were born and raised in an urban community determined to being the change they wish to see in Newark. This determination gave birth to Lift As We Climb (LIFT). Change is not going to come without strategically providing interventions such as mentorship, tutoring, extra-curricular activities, etc. to change the trajectory of our young people’s lives.
L.I.F.T As We Climb, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that is geared toward youth development. Lift As We Climb specializes in creative mentorship, innovative education programs, relative motivational programs, and Life coaching. L.I.F.T creates and partners in much community outreach programs to help educate, connect, and increase the value of their community.
Our core values Leadership, Individuality, Fortitude, and Tenacity (L.I.F.T), define four key elements that make it possible to climb and encourage; not only in our organization, but in our broader communities.