No one gets there alone

That’s why Elevate shows up

Our Mission

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

our vision:
generations of thriving urban leaders

The Need

transformational relationships

If you consider yourself successful, chances are, somewhere along your journey there were people who encouraged or pushed you towards your potential. It may have been a parent, a teacher, a relative, or a mentor.

Unfortunately, many of today’s urban youth lack this positive guidance, resulting in alarming dropout, teen pregnancy, and incarceration rates. That’s where Elevate comes in; with meaningful relationships, opportunities, and experiences that shape students into the young adults we know they can become.

Our Programs

meeting kids where they need us most

Elevate 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.

taught you what it meant to have integrity.

had your back when you needed it most.

helped you make a plan for your future.

helped you grow through challenge.

The Impact

real lives changed

How has the Elevate model proven successful for over 30 years? We create developmental assets, build strong character, inspire school success, and encourage community engagement.

  • 86%

86% of graduating elevate students enroll in college, military or trade school.

Using this proven methodology in the toughest circumstances consistently results in 86% of Elevate students enrolling in four-year, two-year, military, or trade school.


Success Stories

reason to believe it works

Statistics may help us prove Elevate’s efficacy, but students’ stories from our national affiliates speak for themselves.


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putting money where it matters

Your tax deductible donation to Elevate Dallas will help us develop youth into men and women of integrity who will help raise the quality of life in Dallas. Invest today in the future of our region.

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Join us today at 12:30-1pm for Elevate Dallas Virtual Cooking Class.
Watch as Mr. Castillo & Mama Burt whip up some simple Chicken Enchiladas in honor of 16 de septiembre.
Join us and your name will be added for a prize at the end of the show!

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