Project Uplift is an afterschool program designed to reduce juvenile delinquency. The program has structured activities for children ages 5-17 years old in Levy County. The program is designed to support academic achievement through the provision of a wide variety of quality activities and culturally enriching programs that increase students’ interests, creativity, and self-esteem.
Program activities include:
- Positive Action: Designed to improve academic achievement, school attendance and problem behaviors such as substance use, violence, suspension, disruptive behaviors, dropping out and sexual behaviors. It is also designed to improve parent-child bonding, family cohesion, and family conflict.
- Physical Fitness: Regular physical activity in children and adolescents promotes health and fitness. Youth who are regularly active also have a better chance of a healthy adulthood. Regular physical activity makes it less likely that risk factors will develop and more likely that children will remain healthy as adults.
- Financial Literacy: This equips young people in their formative years with the basics of financial education. UFCC gives them the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to manage their finances once they enter the real world.
- Academic Achievement: UFCC provides tutors to assist students in core subjects: reading, math, science, writing, language arts.
There is no charge for children who wish to participate in the program. The program operation hours are: Monday – Thursday, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm during the regular school term.
Summer hours are: Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm for 10 weeks.
Program funded by Florida Department of Juvenile Justice,
Office of Prevention and Victim Services, Contract 10265