Project Lift

Project Lift is a free after-school prevention program for referred students that operates at each of the Saratoga Springs City School District elementary and middle schools. The program utilizes a unique, comprehensive approach that includes research-based curriculum and places emphasis on positive youth development activities, raising self-esteem and the development of refusal, decision-making, problem solving, and communication skills.

The staff and volunteers work to empower the participants to have conversations about lessons on the prevention of drug, tobacco, alcohol, gambling, violence and bullying. Together the students learn to build their self-esteem and realize their self-worth as well as learn how to set and respect healthy boundaries. Throughout the school year, we host opportunities for our “Lifters” to share what they are learning by inviting their families in to celebrate their many accomplishments.

Families also benefit from our other services including holiday assistance, school supplies, clothing, Halloween costumes, school break and summer/school break camp assistance and referrals to additional services. Families enrolled in our Project Lift program are provided with meal assistance over the holidays and during school breaks of grocery store gift cards and food bags donated by local organizations and individuals in the community.

To learn more about Project Lift, please visit our staff page for the appropriate contact information.

Individual and community donations supplement our funding. Become a supporter today!



We are grateful to the individuals, businesses and foundations listed below that give $5,000 or more annually (in the last five years).

Major supporters of Project Lift: