Elevate Phoenix is a unique 24/7 accredited program for Arizona Youth

Mission:  Delivering long-term, life-changing relationships with urban youth

Together with urban public schools and communities we strengthen character, empower knowledge and elevate relationships.

What we do 

  • In-school teaching
  • After-school mentoring/tutoring
  • Career instruction/ post-secondary preparation
  • Character, life skills and peer leadership development
  • Community service
  • Adventure activities 
  • Reading/Literacy Improvement   *Accredited classes       

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Why we do it

 Kids in urban Phoenix are struggling. Faced with poverty, gangs, drugs, violence and dysfunction, their futures often in jeopardy.  Our full-time Teacher Mentor staff provide these life-changing relationships via a relational educational pipeline connecting elementary, high school and post-secondary experiences.

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How we do it

 Elevate Phoenix curriculum is designed to teach character, life skills, and leadership to urban students.  The heart of our success is the work of our team of full-time, primarily ethnic staff who serve as teachers, mentors, and life coaches to students over multiple years. Teacher Mentors are available to students 24/7.

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Announcing the Ann Meyers Drysdale ‘Dare to Dream’ Scholarship Fund for urban at risk students through Elevate Phoenix. Imagine at risk and under-performing urban public high school students having the opportunity to graduate and participate in a college readiness program that helps them enter and succeed in college with the help of a mentor. That's what the Lift for Success program does. You can make a difference in these students' lives!

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The calendar has turned to December and the holiday season is upon us. In the spirit of the holidays, Elevate Phoenix is proud to participate in Giving Tuesday, a day designed and dedicated to give back. You can make a difference in the lives of Elevate students and are welcomed to make a gift to Elevate Phoenix to support our  students in the classroom on Tuesday, Dec. 2.

To make a donation go to the donation page on this website. From there you will be able to donate your gift to Elevate Phoenix.

Giving Tuesday was started in 2012 as a complement to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and is celebrated every year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Giving Tuesday is a day celebrated across the country and is a commitment to generosity and charity to start the season of giving. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of Elevate students.

The AZ SuperBowl awarded Elevate Phoenix a $50,000 Legacy Grant in partnership with the NFL Foundation.

I’m passionate about the work Elevate Phoenix does. I know how important it is to ensure that today’s youth are prepared for tomorrow.”

-Tom Lehman, Board Member and PGA golf professional.