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Bi-Yearly Dinner with Scholarship Recipients Becomes A Tradition

What fun to have the scholarship students meet one another and share their stories! What started as a one time dinner get-to-together has turned into a tradition. Ms. Kozlowski and all ten of the scholarship recipients have dinner to meet and share their accomplishments and have honest conversations about their college experiences. It is a time to celebrate and a time for each to mentor one another as they discuss any questions and concerns they faced, as well as share their achievements. Younger scholars learn from those more experienced and all share what they may do to inspire the next generation. At December's dinner it was agreed that they would ...

Susan Kozlowski and The L.I.F.T. Foundation Honored

Susan Kozlowski and Robert and Susan Kozlowski L.I.F.T. Foundation were recognized for the foundations work in support of youth through educational initiatives in Indianapolis. On December 8, 2012 the Indianapolis Professional Association honored Ms. Kozlowski and the L.I.F.T. Foundation during their Annual Youth Empowerment breakfast at the Marten House Hotel and Lilly Conference Center in Indianapolis. They were recognized for their scholarship and mentoring work with young people. Pike High School has had ten students in the past four years receive 4-year scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 an academic year. These scholarships have paid for ...

The Robert and Susan Kozlowski L.I.F.T. Foundation Moves to Los Angeles

The Robert and Susan Kozlowski L.I.F.T. Foundation has moved its headquarters to Los Angeles, California. With this move L.I.F.T. Scholarships and Teacher Grant possibilities will be in the Los Angeles area. More specifics will follow. Ms. Kozlowski, the Foundation trustee, will be meeting with administrators, teachers, and other educational foundations in the L.A. area to decide how best to fulfill the mission of the L.I.F.T. Foundation in Los Angeles as it serves students and teachers in challenging educational settings. Susan will continue to mentor the scholarship recipients at Purdue, Ball State, IUPUI, and IU. She has made trips to meet with ...

Over the Years L.I.F.T. Teacher Grants Have Had Far Reaching Effects

L.I.F.T. Teacher Grants have had far reaching effects in the classroom from elementary through high school. The Robert and Susan Kozlowski L.I.F.T. Foundation offered teacher grants to the teachers of the Metropolitan School District Schools from 2008- 2012. The only criteria was that the programs had to be student centered, interactive programs. Over the course of this time the grants were as diverse as the students served. One grant supplied guitars and equipment so a teacher could teach guitar using math to elementary school students. Another grant bought materials and sewing machines for a program that grew from thirteen students to over one ...

First Scholarship Recipent Graduates

Nicole Rios, one of two 2009 L.I.F.T. Scholarship recipients graduated from Purdue University, December 2012. Nicole graduated with a BS in Psychology and a BA in Spanish all in three and one-half years, an accomplishment anyone in education knows is amazing in itself! During her years at Purdue University Nicole was an outreach assistant for the Military Family Research Institute preparing different events throughout Indiana for military families. She also worked closely with the Star Behavioral Health Providers who train clinicians to become prepared to treat military clients. In addition, Nicole was an art counselor for 5-8 year old students who ...

L.I.F.T. Mini-Grants Helping Teachers in Pike Township and Indianapolis Public Schools

Mini-Grants are providing classroom teachers with a little extra help as they try to provide supplies for their students. Some teachers are using the supplies for books, while others are purchasing notebooks for their students or visual materials like posters and bulletin board materials to make their classroom a welcoming environment that provides important educational cues everywhere they turn. This year mini-grants are offered to some Teach for America teachers in Indianapolis, Indiana as well as teachers in Pike Township. These teachers are an inspiration, giving back in highly at risk school environments with limited funding and students who are ...

Dates Set for this Years NWEA L.I.F.T. Challenge at G.C.E. and C.P.E.

College Park Elementary School will be joining Guion Creek Elementary School in participating in the L.I.F.T. Challenge this academic year. L.I.F.T. mentors will be meeting with students at Guion Creek Elementary starting September 26th after they complete the first set of NWEA tests. Plans are in place to meet with students individually over three days to discuss their goals for this school year, as students work to improve math and reading scores and improve academic excellence. The L.I.F.T., Foundation volunteer mentors will then be at College Park Elementary School October 4th-5th to meet individually with 1st-5th graders as they set reading and ...

Busy Prepping for A New School Year

Take a look and see what's happening just as school is starting in Pike Township Schools and Indianapolis School District: Wide-rule paper, crayons, pencils, dry-erasers have been delivered to schools so students and teachers can start the year with the minimum of supplies. Funds were donated to ensure students receive a hot lunch even before all the paperwork is completed for free and reduced lunches. Dates are set for this years L.I.F.T. Scholarship applicants with the qualifying process beginning in September, 2011. Dates for this year’s NWEA 1-on-1 Conferences have been scheduled, with the addition of students working towards ...