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       

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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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!


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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Tomorrow, April 7, is Arizona Gives Day

Dear friends and supporters of Elevate Phoenix,

Individuals from across the state will come together for a special 24-hour online giving initiative which gives back to participating nonprofits like Elevate Phoenix. Spread the word to help us meet our goal of raising more than  $5,000 to help fund our 24/7 hour Teacher/Mentor program. For more information visit us at www.azgives.org . Show your support by donating online on April 7th. 








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!



Elevate Phoenix is excited to announce that they received a Season for Sharing Grant! Thank you to @Season for Sharing @azcentral @12News for investing in the lives of students in Arizona! To read more click HERE!

Read all about the Executive Council Charities grant for Elevate student scholarships on the News page.

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.