The Elevated Program seeks to empower African American youth and their families by providing mentorships, equitable opportunities and collegiate access to succeed in higher education and beyond.
How Elevated Works
Serving students in 8th to 12th grades, Elevated provides youth with the tools and knowledge necessary to research, navigate and thrive in higher education. Mentors oversee a group of up to 16 students over the course of several years. Mentors support and guide students in their personal growth and education. Programming seeks to empower youth to explore post-secondary options through standardized testing preparation, team-building activities, and college visits. The Elevated Program is free of cost; any student who identifies as Black, has a GPA of 2.5 or higher and residing in the Pikes Peak Region is eligible.
How Elevated is Different
Elevated's holistic approach is designed for all students and their families to succeed with the following focus areas
- Academics- skilled educators tutor students, along with providing students and families with the appropriate resources and tools necessary to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Emotional Well Being- students and their families are encouraged to participate in guided activities and events to engage their mental well being, improving their ability to cope, adjust and respond to stressors.
- Leadership- program participants develop and implement leadership skills such as communication, working on a team and developing a sense of self through community advocacy, conference attendance, and internships.
- Family Engagement/ Assistance-families play a crucial role in the success of their student, and Sachs Foundation will provide full transparency in students’ journey with regular communication and updates. Each family will be afforded financial support as needed and guidance along with their student to succeed.