Our services are geared toward, but not limited to, families with lower annual income that desires the preeminent education and support provided for their youth. Our services are greater than or equal to the top qualifying programs but at a lesser cost.

L.I.F.T as We Climb is an academic enrichment and recreational organization for youth living in inner cities. Our motto "L.I.F.T as we climb" encompasses the concept of authentic brotherhood and sisterhood. We believe that as we reach new heights, we must make a conscious effort to also lift and encourage those in our communities to do the same. Furthermore, "L.I.F.T as we climb" pays tribute to those whose shoulders we stand on to be where we are today. Our core values Leadership, Individuality, Fortitude, and Tenacity (L.I.F.T), define four key elements that make it possible to climb and encourage; not only in our organization, but in our broader communities.

The specifics...

L.I.F.T as we Climb, Inc. will provide recreational activity and academic enrichment between the hours of 8am to 5pm, Monday-Friday during our Summer Session. During these ours young people will:

  • Enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch;
  • Engage with rigorous academic content through lesson planning developed by professional educators;
  • Fellowship with professional mentors in small mentoring groups;
  • Participate in recreational activities to refine skills, build relationships, and promote a healthy active lifestyle in such activities as,
    • Fishing
    • Boating
    • Hiking
    • Archery
    • Golf
    • Recreational Sports (Socker, Baseball, Basketball, Football)
    • Dance (Females only)
    • Relay Racing
    • Swimming

Programs that L.I.F.T

Friday Field Trips

L.I.F.T as We Climb Camp believes in exposing our children to the world around them. Youth should interact with culture, and experience the arts beyond their own backyard. LAWC Camp organizes trips to various places, such as the Children's Museum of Manhattan, weekly. 

Train Hard University

THU was born out of a dream , one which we wish to see a healthy and fit environment. We are making this a reality by doing it together.L.A.W.C Camp offers physical training exercise through Train Hard University. Train Hard will service our youth once of week, educating on physical and mental health and instructing on physical activities that improve health!


In order to L.I.F.T our youth, each child will be paired with a mentor. These mentorships will serve as an opportunity for our children to explore their interests and concerns beyond their academic need. It is our intent to create the safe and welcoming environment, in which students can unleash their full potential!

Wednesday's Word

Every Wednesday campers will gather in solidarity to engage with a motivational speaker. Speakers will address a different value each week, that will ultimately instill in young minds the characteristics of a leader. Young minds benefit from hearing from and  interacting with living testimonies of what they too can accomplish. 

Your child is guaranteed a safe and engaging experience at LIFT as we climb as all professionals undergo a criminal background check, and all facilities used are safe and secure.

The Logistics...

L.I.F.T AS WE CLIMB has a rolling application process. You may send an application at any time; however to assure that our children are impacted in a meaningful way, space is limited.

To request an application please fill out the form below!

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