LIFT Alabama through Education & Workforce



LIFT Academy is a summer Saturday program for middle school aged youth aiming to prevent the "summer slide" and provide a structured and safe program during the summer by engaging our young people in hands on learning, introducing them to new opportunities, developing life long skills, and connecting them to community experts and mentors. 


The "Summer Slide" is the academic term for summer learning loss. Data shows us that "by the summer after seventh grade, students lose on average 36% of their school-year gains in math". This creates a snowball effect that continues through the following years. 

Children from low-income families are also disproportionately affected by the summer slide, in ways that can affect them years into their education. 

The good news is that basic skills are NOT hard to maintain throughout the summer with programs like LIFT Academy. 



We will give a pre-assessment to every entering student to asses where they are academically. We will provide remediation and enrichment services in Math and Reading through reteaching, modeling, and other proven intervention techniques. Our lessons align with grade level Common Core State Standards. 

We also believe in cultivating well rounded youth. We’re excited to continue to offer field trips to local colleges and local business, hands on workshops involving entrepreneurship, cosmetology, fine arts, athletics culinary skills, STEM, interview skills, job force, problem solving, college and career readiness and MORE.


LIFT Academy is held every Saturday during the summer from 9am-1pm. It FREE to all middle school aged students. Breakfast and lunch is included. 

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LIFT Alabama through Health & Fitness

We plan to partner with other community organizations in the near future to provide health screenings and fitness training at little to no cost.  


LIFT Alabama through Community 

We plan to partner with other community organizations to provide resources like GED Training, Legal Aid and Job Training. 

Please visit our events page to keep up with events held year-round that provide essential resources to every member for our community. Whether you’re a senior, young adult, or child, we have something for you!