Nestle-Purina program teaching students compassion through animal interaction

Taking care of pets, specifically  dogs, is a great way to help students learn empathy and caring for other individuals, animal or human. That is the goal of the Mutt-i-grees program sponsored by Nestle-Purina at Lift for Life Academy. As an elective course for both the Middle and High schools, students of all ages can […]

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Service learning field trip teaches 7th graders valuable lessons

Seventh grade students from Lift For Life Academy went on five different service learning trips last week to organizations around the St. Louis region. One organization they helped was the St. Louis Area Food Bank in Bridgeton, Missouri. The group packaged a total of 14,678 pounds of food during their trip. Additionally, they helped break […]

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A Letter from Executive Director Marshall Cohen

Dear Lift For Life Academy Family, We are proud of our students at Lift For Life Academy. Every day, these young scholars come to school,  and thanks to your support, we’re able to ensure that they have the resources and programs necessary to be excited about learning and planning for their futures. Each morning, we […]

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Project LIT teaches students to learn about 9/11 through reading

We are very excited to be participating in a new program to help students gain interest in reading. We are now part of a national grassroots movement called Project LIT Community. Started last August by students at Maplewood High School in Nashville, Tennessee, the goal is to increase access to high quality, culturally relevant books and […]

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Project-Based Learning enhances student education and preparedness

Here at Lift for Life Academy, we don’t only care for our kids as students, but as a whole person, going beyond our educational calling to truly educate, empower, and uplift the next generation of students in St. Louis. Over the past few years, we have begun to implement one of the newer educational techniques: […]

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After school programs teaching kids valuable skills

After school programs have started for the the school year and we are excited to introduce students to programs ranging from coding, theater, chess, and even exploring the great outdoors! Two new programs have been given support from 1904labs, a local cloud-based software and data solutions firm, and Stray Dog, a local theater group in Tower Grove, […]

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Lift for Life charter renewed through June 2023

Southeast Missouri State University renewed Lift for Life Academy’s charter in the Board of Regents meeting on September 22 in Cape Girardeau. The renewal continues the long relationship between SEMO and LFLA since first opening in 2000. The Board of Regents approved expansion of elementary grades. The expansion allows us to educate our students throughout […]

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Montel Joins the Millionaire Reading Club

Article written by LFLA sophomore Tylea “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss If this quotation from Dr. Seuss holds any truth, then LFLA sophomore Montel will be going a lot of places. Lift For Life Academy ensures […]

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Karlos’ Journey at Lift For Life Academy

by: Karlos Coleman, LFLA Class of 2017 My name is Karlos Coleman. I am 18 years old in the 12th grade, and I have been attending Lift for Life Academy for 7 years. Over the years, Lift For Life has helped me overcome several things in my personal life that have affected my performance at […]

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From LFL Gym to LFL Academy: The Full-Circle Story of Tiffany Simms

Today, Ms. Tiffany Simms works as a United States Postal Service employee, but two decades ago she was training to go to the Olympics with the United States Weightlifting Team. “I started going to Lift For Life Gym when I was seven because my older brothers were going there,” said Ms. Simms. “I used to […]

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