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Bike-based Obstacle Hunt July 20

Uber Asphalt is a bike ride / obstacle hunt where teams of two use bikes, brains and brawn to win beers, big prizes and bragging rights. Starting and ending at Lift For Life Academy on Broadway, bikers in teams of two create their own courses around St. Louis in order to get through six checkpoint obstacles, with

Laura Kathleen Planck wins “Project Runway All Stars” design challenge

It’s down to five designers as Lift For Life Academy fashion teacher Laura Kathleen Planck won the fashion challenge in Episode 6 of “Project Runway All Stars.” The episode, “Green Dress for the Red Carpet,” challenged the designers to use eco-friendly fabric for their creations. Laura Kathleen wowed judges Diane von Furstenberg, Isaac Mizrahi, Georgina

In Memory – John Mann

We are saddened to share the news that Lift For Life Academy lost a dear friend, passionate advocate and board member recently with the passing of John Mann. John served on the board of directors at Lift For Life Academy & Gym for over 10 years, 5 of which he served as board president. In

St. Louis charter school hit again by metal-scavenging thieves

Copper thieves have climbed on the roof top of a St. Louis charter school twice in one month to steal a commercial air conditioning unit along with copper and condensers from four other units. The latest thefts occurred Monday night at Lift For Life Academy on South Broadway in the Kosciusko neighborhood east of Soulard.

Colin Powell Visits Lift For Life Academy

On Wednesday, April 27th, General Colin Powell visited Lift for Life Academy for the first time.  He talked with students about his experience, leadership and life beyond high school.  Here is the story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  Here is a link to the story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. BY ELISA CROUCH • ecrouch@post-dispatch.com

Annual Appeal 2010

December 2010 Dear Lift For Life Academy Supporter: "Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home." This quote by 17th century Japanese poet, Matuso Basho, serves as a good reminder as we reflect and approach a new year.  Lift For Life Academy's journey began in 2000 with 60 middle school students.  Today,

Students Learn From Famous Designers

During the fall semester, Lift For Life Academy high school students visited two fashion designers at their Washington Avenue studio lofts. One designer was Project Runway Season 8 contestant, Michael Drummond. Drummond taught students about his fashion specialty-- woven garments. The students saw his weaving machines as well as the type of fabrics

Lift For Life Academy Softball travels to Webster University

On October 7, 2010, Lift For Life Academy’s high school softball team traveled to Webster University to take part in a special practice where they learned skills and techniques from the Webster University NCAA DIII Softball team.  Throughout the day, Lift For Life Academy softball players were paired with a member of the Webster team and