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Lift Lakeland



About

Lift Lakeland is a community initiative created to bridge gaps and develop harmonious relationships through people-centered solutions. The initiative started as a way to look at and improve race relations, but it has grown to be much more than that through community-wide input.

This community initiative can only work if citizens work together with a common goal.

Phase One of the plan includes the framework and ideas to expand economic, educational, and civic involvement opportunities. Lift Lakeland is a dynamic process and we need you to participate in order to be successful. Together we can bridge social gaps and create a better Lakeland.


Lift Lakeland Goals

  • Education & Careers

    The education component is critical.  We are looking for individuals interested in helping our school-age students prepare for careers through academies, internships, summer camps, and mentoring.

  • Mentoring & Leadership

    The goal is to increase exposure to programs, organizations, training, and job mentorships to enhance leadership skills for our youth.

  • Law Enforcement

    Law Enforcement

    Broaden community engagement in the areas of transparency, review recruitment and officer training.

  • Business Growth & Entrepreneurship

    Provide business support through professional acceptance and new growth financing in helping businesses succeed and providing necessary training.

  • Community Unity

    Become a community specialist that helps bring the community together through awareness and considers ALL citizens’ needs. Get to know your neighbor and work on ways to improve Lakeland through collaboration. 

  • Youth Sports

    Use sport to teach fundamental life skills.  Help make a difference by coupling sports skills with life mentoring opportunities. Our youth can learn so much about teamwork, leadership, time management, sportsmanship, responsibility, and commitment through sports. These are traits that will carry on through life and will help shape the community’s future.

  • Lift Lakeland Presentation

    Lift Lakeland Presentation intro slide - Lift Lakeland: Bridging SOCIAL Gaps with people-centered solutions To  advance Community Harmony THROUGH vision & hope

    Click above to view the Lift Lakeland Presentation from the 10.29.2020 Community Input Event.


Get Involved Today:


Courageous Community Conversations

Any Courageous Conversation Starts With Listening

"In a nation who too often eschews authentic dialogue when it comes to race, justice and equality, we are inviting you to join in our commitment to engage in Courageous Community Conversations."

Get involved today! Visit CourageousTalks.com to sign up to become a CCC host or find a CCC table.


Community Involvement

If you want to help build a long-term strategy and be part of solution-based planning, sign up below, and deploy your greatest strengths as a mentor or volunteer for our Lift Lakeland Plan because we are stronger together.

Contact Info

First Name, Last Name
Street, City, State, Zip
Primary Phone #
Please express your interest in volunteering/mentorships and check all those areas where you can add your valuable input.
The education component is critical. We are looking for individuals that have an interest in helping our school-age students prepare for careers through academies, internships, summer camps, and mentoring.
The goal of the Leadership component is to increase exposure to programs, organizations, training, and job mentorships to enhance leadership skills for our youth.
Broaden community engagement in the areas of transparency, review recruitment, and officer training.
Provide business support through professional acceptance and new growth financing in helping businesses succeed.
Leverage life impact through youth sports by coupling sports skills with life mentoring opportunities.
Become a community specialist that helps bring the community together through awareness and considers the needs of ALL citizens.
Check this box if you would like to provide input, but not volunteer/mentor.
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