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The LIFT Health Youth Edification Program was created to work with grassroots organizations that serve disadvantaged youth. Our program focuses on creating events and resources that will elevate life experiences for youth through education and empowerment. We have partnered with leading organizations in the state of Florida to raise academic and athletic consciousness which will add to our youth's overall success.

Youth Experience

Over 20 youth supported by the Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association arrived at University of Florida (UF) campus for a day of fun and enrichment with the UF coaches, staff, players and fans. .Our youth were given a bird’s eye view of a day in the life of a student-athlete. Admissions advisors were on hand to provide students with information packets and details on NCAA requirements for academics. Students were then escorted to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for the Gators Football Pregame.

Head Coach Jim McElwain (right) joined our students on the sideline for a few handshakes and photos. They also met Thaddeus Bullard, former UF Gator and professional wrestler.(above).

Words of Weightroom Wisdom While visiting the weight room, Mike Kent, Director of Strength & Conditioning (below) took a few moments to have a candid conversation with our youth about the importance of gaining an education and building meaningful relationships along the way. Kent uplifted the students by saying;

"Never forget where you came from. No matter where you go, take your city with you. Keep your drive and be determined to succeed under all circumstances".

Click here to read more about the Youth Sports Experience

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