Planning for the Future

Since 1982, Colorado UpLift has been building long-term, life-changing relationships with urban youth. In 2019, we served over 3700 students in Denver and Aurora schools, providing them with invaluable relational support, tools to grow holistically, and opportunities for success.

Still, we have a long way to go. There are an estimated 130,000 underserved youth in Denver, and we are committed to expanding our reach to impact more of these students each year. We invite you to consider leaving a lasting legacy by joining UpLift as we build up new generations of urban leaders.

“When you get to be my age…you start thinking about legacy. You don’t think about it so much as what’s important to you, but what are you the most proud of being involved in, the most exciting and proud moments of one’s life. To me there’s certainly family, there’s Saunders, and there’s Colorado UpLift…The real mission and accomplishments that have been accomplished over all these years now, impacting tens of thousands, and I think with the ripple effect, hundreds of thousands of lives: parents, grandparents, siblings, all that. It’s one of the most important things I’ve done in my life.”Dick Saunders

Founder, Saunders Construction