6 results for author: Susan Kozlowski


L.I.F.T. Bridges … Peer Mentorship, Guest Speakers, Giving Back

L.I.F.T. Bridges are held twice every summer and during winter and spring break.   The result has been a cornerstone for knowledge, enrichment, bonding, celebrating and giving back. Each summer the June L.I.F.T. Bridge is a time for new freshman L.I.F.T. Scholars to meet everyone and start establishing bonds. Scholars find out who will be attending their university so they can be peer mentors to the new scholars from the moment they arrive on campus.   This academic year Emily Valdez is a junior at U.C. Berkeley working the summer U.C. Berkeley Bridge and is a wonderful peer mentor for freshman Chris McComas and Claudia Jorge. Anne Rivero, a ...

Formula For Success

MENTORSHIP + SCHOLARSHIPS = GRADUATION AND JOBS L.I.F.T. Scholars defy the statistics, graduating in four years with careers in their fields of study. First generation students find dismal statistics on graduation rates, yet since 2012 when the first L.I.F.T. Scholars graduated in four years or less graduation became a time of pride and celebration at universities in Indiana and California. Over $1,000,000.00 has been committed thus far to 4-year scholarships and 4-years of dedicated mentorship. Through hard work and discovering what inspires them first in their family young people are successful as L.I.F.T. Scholars and LIFE. Their success is ...

The Journey Continues New L.I.F.T. Scholars

After an extensive and competitive application process six high school seniors were awarded The Robert and Susan Kozlowski L.I.F.T. Scholarship for 2017.  These seniors attended Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles and Granada Hills Charter High School in Granada Hills.  Over 50 students met Mrs. Kozlowski, the co-founder and trustee of the L.I.F.T. Foundation, at their respective schools in February to learn about the L.I.F.T. Foundation and the opportunity to earn a scholarship and mentorship all 4 years of their college career.  Candidates had two separate essays to write, two interview dates and an extensive application to complete over the ...

Celebrating the Graduation of L.I.F.T. Scholars

Spring 2017 was a time of celebration, joy and hope with the graduation of six L.I.F.T. Scholars in Indiana and California! Our last two L.I.F.T. Scholars in Indiana graduated in May. Taylor McCart graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana after making a name for herself in the field of Speech, Language and Hearing.  She received her B.A. in Speech and Hearing Sciences, minoring in psychology and simultaneously received a 100 hours of training as a Certified Speech and Language Pathology Assistant.  The Monday after graduation she started working with hearing and speech issues of autistic children at a clinic in Bloomington. Zac ...

L.I.F.T. Bridges … Peer Mentorship and Guest Speakers Inspire

L.I.F.T. Bridges are held twice every summer and during winter and spring break. The result has been a cornerstone for knowledge, enrichment, bonding, celebrating and giving back. Each summer the June L.I.F.T. Bridge is a time for new freshman L.I.F.T. Scholars to meet everyone and start establishing bonds. Scholars find out who will be attending their university so they can be peer mentors to the new scholars from the moment they arrive on campus. This academic year Emily Valdez is a junior at U.C. Berkeley working the summer U.C. Berkeley Bridge and is a wonderful peer mentor for freshman Chris McComas and Claudia Jorge. Anne Rivero, a junior at ...

Do what you love and love what you do! Success will be at your doorstep!

Continuing the path for success, the second "Summer L.I.F.T. Bridge" took place Saturday, August 16th with all the California L.I.F.T. Scholars in attendance. The L.I.F.T. Scholars were presented personalized toolboxes donated by Fran Lehner, a strong support of L.I.F.T and an adult mentor.  The toolboxes are both functional and representative of metaphors our L.I.F.T. Scholars possess. "The screw driver represents your drive to succeed.  The hammer represents your tenacity to keep hammering away to grasp concepts and complete tasks. The level represents your ability to balance your workload with life.  The  scissors represent your ability to ...