Youth LIFT is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to help homeless youth succeed through education. We help homeless kids stay in school and complete their education by providing tutoring/mentoring services, help with school supplies and school fees, transportation coordination, educational trips, school enrollment help, and other school related needs. Homeless youth experience many obstacles to receiving an education, and without this extra help, they often drop out of school and continue on in a life of poverty.



Our Mission 

Youth LIFT’s mission is to help homeless youth succeed through education.


What We Do

We match homeless children with volunteer tutors for one-on-one relationships. Volunteers tutor children once a week to help with homework, test taking, organization, reading and study skills . Volunteers also mentor the children to improve self-esteem, behavioral issues and educational values.


Who We Are


Shea Standefer, MSW, PhD

Chief Executive Officer





Melissa Yates

Executive Director РTampa