Uplift Kids is a program of Uplift Appalachia designed to build and foster the relationship between local churches and their neighborhood elementary schools by providing free after-school services to students in need as well as wrap around care for the students’ families.
According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), by fourth grade nearly two out of three students are below the desired level of achievement in both math and reading. Something needs to change. Uplift Kids wants to be part of that change. Each after-school program offers students opportunities to grow by bolstering their academics, training life skills, and teaching them how they can have a personal relationship with the God of the Bible.