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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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L.I.F.T. Scholar Graduates from Ball State

Janetta Sykes, graduated from Ball State. She received her Bachelors of Science in Health Science. She is the first in her family to receive a college degree. At home, there are 6 younger siblings all looking to her achievement as a role model for what is possible! The day was filled with celebration, joy, and pride as her Mom, Dad, aunt and uncle and two oldest sisters, as well as Mrs. Kozlowski were in attendance as she crossed the stage to receive her diploma. She will be interning this summer with the American Diabetes Association of Indianapolis, with the potential ...

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Five Outstanding Los Angeles Seniors Awarded The Robert and Susan Kozlowski L.I.F.T. Scholarships for 2013

The Robert and Susan Kozlowski L.I.F.T. Foundation is proud to announce the first Los Angeles based awarding of five four year scholarships to an incredibly diverse, multi-talented, community serving, academic successful group of seniors. All five recipients are graduates of Granada Hills Charter High School. Majde Al Salibi, Hiro Bower, Noe Torres, Leslie Santos, and Elmer Pangilinan have been awarded $38,000 in scholarship financing for 2013-2014 academic studies, totaling $152,000 over their 4-year career at California universities. Mrs. Kozlowski toured Granada Hills ...

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Indiana L.I.F.T. Scholars Speak About College Experiences

On May 8, 2013 ten L.I.F.T. Scholars returned to Pike High School for the first “Conversation With L.I.F.T. Scholars”. Graduate Nicole Rios, senior Silvia Petkova, juniors Janetta Sykes and Quyen Ngo, sophomores Umara Khalid and Caroline Lawson, and freshman Taylor McCart, Fherryl Hannah, and Serenity Brumby took the stage for a panel discussion with Pike High School’s predominantly seniors.   Each scholar fielded questions from moderator Mrs. Kozlowski who had gathered questions from the attentive audience in advance on subjects ranging from every day ...

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1inMM Productions Donates $25,000 for L.I.F.T. Scholarships in 2013

1inMM Productions, at a May 5th dinner at Boa Steakhouse in Beverly Hills, California, donated $25,000.00 towards The Robert and Susan Kozlowski L.I.F.T. Scholarships for 2013. 1inMM Productions is a multi-faceted production company, who believes if one has the determination, the work ethic, and the belief in ones dreams anything is possible. The presentation was made with supports and long time friends of Susan Kozlowski present to share in the honor. Zachary Horwitz , co-founder and managing partner and Julio Hallivis, managing partner, presented Susan Kozlowski with ...

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