Lift for Life Academy is a unique school where we truly work with students to better prepare them for life and help them determine a direction they want to take following graduation. Two years ago we established the SOAR program, where students have the opportunity to select career pathways of their choice, intern with organizations and businesses, work under a mentor and explore their passions before post-secondary education. Many of our students are thinking about careers in nursing. That is a direct result of a partnership with Mercy where kids got to visit the hospital and shadow nurses, doctors, and technicians. They received hands-on experiences and many of the students are now considering careers in the medical field. This is just one of our partnerships and one way that we are preparing our oldest students for the next steps in their journeys.