Lift for Life Gym was started as an alternative outlet for youth in 1988. Lift for Life Gym has training in weightlifting, basketball, yoga, and cross-fit. In addition to producing medal-winning athletes, Lift for Lift Gym has expanded to address many needs of their youth. They offer mentorship, over 10,000 free meals annually along with nutrition classes, and extensive tutoring.
YourWords STL first held pilot sessions at Lift for Life in the summer of 2016. We were honored to be invited back to offer a full semester of programming to young women 9-18 years of age which started in Jan 2017, led by Patsy Zettler. In the 2017-2018 academic year, the young writers were led by COCA artist Donna Patton. We are thrilled to be working with these enthusiastic young writers and hope to provide continued regular programming in the coming years!