History of LiFT

History of LiFT

Lift is the vision of three moms who wanted an exceptional educational program for their own children; each of whom had learning differences.

They wanted an inclusive and accepting environment where children would be free from bullying so they would have the peace to learn and grow. They wanted academic expectations placed on each and every student, regardless of their abilities and learning differences. They wanted a blend of education and life skills which prepared each child for successful independence.

They took their vision and plan to two other colleagues, mothers, and friends. On January 9, 2013, these five women and educators opened the doors to LiFT Academy with 17 students.

Today LiFT boasts an enrollment of 125+ students, 40+ staff members and a post secondary transition program.

The vision doesn't stop there. The founders have a hope to build a living community for the LiFT graduates as well. Their philosophy, as Mother Teresa once said, "Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal."


About LiFT

LiFT is a not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the advancement of knowledge and skills in education within an inclusive setting. We assist each student to reach their potential academically and develop necessary skills for independence.

Contact Us

  • Address: LiFT Academy is located at Oakhurst United Methodist Church - 13400 Park Boulevard, Seminole, Florida 33776

  • Address: LiFT University is located at First Christian Church of Seminole - 13272 Park Boulevard North, Seminole Florida 33776

  • Phone: (727) 258-7659 - or - (727) 623-9788

  • Fax: (727) 800-6995

  • Email: info@liftacademy.org