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       

PLAYING IT FORWARD An Invitation from PGA Golfer, Tom Lehman                      

100 people give $5,000 for 3 years starting NOW! Go to the donation page to make your pledge to Pay It Forward!

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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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Lower your taxes while helping Elevate Phoenix with your year-end giving!

Elevate Phoenix, Listed in Sunday's AZ Republic as an effective program in preparing urban kids for college and career, relies on gifts from our friends to make a difference in urban schools and kids lives. In 2015, your gifts have allowed us to provide.....

  • 24/7 Teacher/Mentoring

  • 98% graduation rate

  • 90% college entry rate

  • 100% workforce entry

The breaking of urban generational cycles of poverty, lack of education,drugs, negative peer pressures, homelessness and more with thousands of urban youth to date! As the year comes to a close, year-end gifts help us and will help you, too.

Thanks to the Arizona Tax Credit, you can owe less taxes by helping our students and our community. This is a dollar-for-dollar credit against your state tax liability, which means you owe less and can help more!

Here's How....

  • Donate up to $400 (filing jointly) or $200 (filing singly).
  • Fill out AZ Form 321 and include it with your state tax filing.

Your gift must be received by December 31st to qualify.Mail your gift to Elevate Phoenix, 3750 W. Indian School Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85019 or donate online at elevatephoenx.org and click on Donate button. If you live outside the state of Arizona, you can still donate and receive a tax deduction!

Elevate Phoenix relies on this tax credit and all year-end gifts in order to support the work we are doing in urban Phoenix community.

Thank you for your gifts to us.  Happy Holidays!


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 scholarship 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 R.I.S.E  program does. R.I.S.E. stands for Relationships, Instruction, Support and Equipping. You can make a difference in these students' lives!