Elevating the next generation of creative writers with programs that prepare students for the real world.
The 2020 Innovator Award recognizes outstanding afterschool or youth development programs that pivoted during the COVID-19 global pandemic to meet youth and family needs while continuing to meet high standards of quality in the field and demonstrating an above and beyond approach to continue serving youth.
The Georgia ASYD 2023 Awards honor outstanding professionals, programs, and youth and recognize honorees for their efforts and excellence in the afterschool and youth development field. The STEAM Innovation Award recognizes innovative afterschool or youth development programs in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering Arts, or Math.
Thank you GASYD for supporting the enrichment of our youth.
We service students who are creative thinkers but do not have the opportunity to express their emotions and thoughts in a safe space. Our writing programs nurture students’ gifts and build confidence. Additionally, the LIFT2Enrich programs expose our future changemakers to careers that require skilled writers.
Although we are not a remedial tutoring program, our curriculum complements what is taught in school and helps students excel in writing. We work with students from all economic backgrounds who show an interest in writing. These students are serviced at their schools, community centers, government services (i.e. foster care), clubs, scouts, homes (for homeschoolers), and various organizations
Our programs offer a diverse array of creative writing-based activities that are culturally, linguistically, and age appropriate. Through our 6- and 12-week programs, our students become authors, scriptwriters, advertising agents, entrepreneurs, and movie critic bloggers. We also provide one-day workshops, assemblies, and teaching residencies.
What began as an idea conceptualized by published author, wife, and mother of three, Terri Whitmire, has over a seven-year period facilitated writing workshops, enrichment programs, online learning, and other writing-based activities.
In essence, we work to ensure Georgia youth achieve their goals and become healthy, resilient, and engaged members of our community.
We provide workshops in writing that focus on improving a student’s writing competency. Lift2Enrich writing coaches work with students on topic organization, outlining, writing style, proofreading, and editing. In addition, Lift2Enrich provides assistance in a range of academic activities including assigned book reports, research papers, college entrance essays, and other written assignments.
We provide an outlet for creative students to express themselves through their writing. Our students engage in real-world projects that showcase the various forms of writing. We enrich the lives of creative students by giving them space to learn real-world writing skills and showcase their work.