In Denver there are more than 65,000 kids at-risk. These kids live in a world with fractured family structures and minimal parental guidance. Every day is a struggle with instability, uncertainty, fear, and physical and emotional abuse. With a large percentage of these kids lacking relational support, the results can be devastating. Many struggle with academic underachievement and the inability to avoid high risk activities happening around them. The numbers below reveal the magnitude and impact of this growing problem.
Colorado UpLift employs full-time staff who are committed to the students they serve. As teacher/mentors and life coaches, they develop long-term relationships as early as elementary school. This bond continues through middle and high school, providing the relational support missing from students’ lives. Colorado UpLift uses a relational approach that produces superior results.