was there to show you the way.

had your back when you needed it most.

helped you make a plan for your future.

helped you grow through challenge.

Our Mission

Building long-term, life-changing relationships with urban youth, equipping them to thrive and contribute to their community.

Get to Know Us

If you or someone you know would be interested in learning more about ELEVATE Orlando, sign up for a virtual site visit. You can meet teacher/mentors and students to find out how elevate is changing lives.

Four Pillars

our Secret Sauce

ELEVATE Orlando employs a holistic approach to meet each child’s needs. This means full-time salaried teacher-mentors, year-round programming, cross-age mentoring, and a long-term relational approach in four areas: accredited classes, mentoring, adventure, and college & career.

13 Character Qualities

We Develop Character and Life Skills with Everything We Do

Whether we are teaching in the classroom, visiting a college campus, or paddle boarding with our students, we are driving home thirteen key ideas. Those ideas include:

Seven Character Qualities for Success

1. Vision: Thinking or dreaming of your future

2. Courage: Being brave and standing up for what you believe

3. Respect: Treating others and yourself well

4. Caring: Being kind and helping others

5. Responsibility: Doing what you need to do

6. Positive Work Ethic: Working hard and doing a good job

7. Integrity: Being honest, keeping promises, and doing the right thing.

Six Skills for Success

1. Career Minded: Preparing for a career, which is work you choose based on your interests and skills.

2. Communication: Talking clearly, listening carefully, making sure you understand

3. Leadership: Influencing a team to accomplish a goal

4. Problem Solving: Finding good answers in hard situations

5. Decision Making: Making good choices

6. Goal Setting: Making a plan and taking steps to reach my dream

Top Notch Staff

Teacher / Mentors Influence Lives

We hire men and women who have a passion for seeing young people succeed. They invest their lives in seeing each student reach his or her highest potential.


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Get Involved

how are you interested in being a part of the elevate movement?

Are you a student or parent interested in the ELEVATE Orlando program? Are you a business owner or leader who would like to give back to your community? Or do you have a passion for helping students reach their highest potential? Contact to find out how you can get connected. Click here to sign up for our monthly e-mail.

Swinging Fore Students Fundraiser

Thank you to our sponsors

We appreciate Kathy Burt for hosting this incredible event!

no one gets there alone