The Elevate Model

Accredited Classes



College & Career

Elevation Jacksonville

What We Do

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Accredited Classes

Full time teacher-mentors teach ACCREDITED ELECTIVE classes in public high schools. These classes incorporate 13 vital character qualities and life skills into our daily classroom curriculum through experiential learning, group activities and discussions. These qualities and skills are designed to develop the personal character, leadership abilities and capabilities needed for success. Click here to learn more about the Elevate curriculum.

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Teacher-mentors spend 50% of their time mentoring high school students after school, on weekends and throughout the summer. They pay attention to the WHOLE CHILD, discovering their talents, interests and hopes for the future, and then investing in those through activities and time together. Our after-school partners offer extended mentoring, enabling us to reach deeper into the lives of our students. 

Elevate Jacksonville Adventure

Elevate students develop teamwork and leadership skills year-round by participating in activities after-school, on weekends, and during the summer. These programs allow students to build confidence in their own abilities by exploring experiences outside their comfort zone. This adventure component also challenges students to utilize their in-classroom training in practical ways.

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College & Career

At Elevate we know that high school graduation day is just the beginning. We provide support to students taking their next steps by assisting with:

Career planning
College scholarships
Admission applications process
Running interview practice sessions
Exam preparation

Building Quality Character


The Elevate Curriculum focuses on key character qualities and life skills which are fully aligned with Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) Competencies. Students collaborate through experiential learning, group activities, and discussions. Cross-age mentoring occurs when high school students teach similar lessons to elementary school students weekly.

Click here for an in-depth description of the curriculum.

Character Qualities








Life Skills

Career Minded


Decision Making

Goal Setting

Positive Work Ethic

Problem Solving

What Makes Elevate Jacksonville Unique

Teacher-Mentors Representative of Students
Teacher-mentors are hired from the community or similar backgrounds, so they can relate to the students and serve as role models.
Cross Age Mentoring
High school students visit a local elementary school each week to teach the same character qualities and life skills they are learning in class; becoming leaders and role models.
Year-round Programming
Programs are not limited to the school year, but offered year around.
Long Term Relationship Approach
Teacher-mentors work with students from year to year, allowing for a "pipeline" of influence from 2nd through 12th grade.
Elevate Jacksonville Believes

No One Gets There Alone

Elevate Jacksonville is there for kids when they need us the most. We believe that no one deserves to be alone in the journey towards success. 

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