About UPLIFT Academy

UPLIFT Academy (formerly known as New York Academy Educational Services) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded in 2005 to provide high-quality educational services and pathways to higher education. We primarily operate in Northern New Jersey and prioritize serving communities that face substantial socio-economic barriers to educational attainment relative to their surrounding community. We understand that one’s income level, immigration status, or gender, for example, can impact the amount of resources and opportunities available to them to be able to succeed in the educational or professional realm.

At UPLIFT, we create equitable and high-quality educational programs for students from low-income households in New Jersey so they can reach their greatest academic and social potential. Read more…

Our Programs

College Path Mentorship

The program offers quality, well-rounded educational experiences by equipping mentees with not only academic but also social skills needed for college success. Strong academic support is offered to high school students by their college mentors who assist them weekly with essay writing, resume building, SAT/ACT test preparation, etc.

Summer Math Camps

The summer math camp offered by UPLIFT aims to assist students in strengthening their mathematical foundations, overcoming summer learning loss, and ultimately maximizing their high school academic success. Additionally, we want to narrow achievement gaps and develop students’ intellectual capacity to get ahead for the next school year.

STEAM Classes

UPLIFTS’s STEAM classes aim to heighten K-8 students’ interest and enhance their skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Our goal is to achieve this mission by igniting curiosity in students and establishing a life-long love for STEAM through our expertly designed, creative & fun curriculum.

Our Initiatives

Committed to serving society, UPLIFT Academy has another initiative –  STEAM Academies.

STEAM Academies

Our Steam Academies, a franchisee of STEAM Works Studio, is uniquely focused on fostering and developing essential 21st Century and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) skills like Problem-Solving, Critical thinking, Creativity, and Collaboration in a hands-on and practical but fun learning environment. We and STEAM Works Studio believe that “Making” can transform how we all learn, from preschoolers to retirees.

Thanks to Our Sponsors

UPLIFT Newsletter and Activity Report 2022-23

Empowering Futures, Transforming Lives: A Year of Impact by Uplift Academy

As we reflect on the past year at New York Academy – now, UPLIFT Academy – we are proud to share the remarkable journey we have undertaken in our pursuit of equitable education and boundless opportunities for all students.

Our mission is to provide and promote high-quality educational services to students of New Jersey, working diligently to bridge the achievement gap arising from socioeconomic disparities. As we transition to the UPLIFT ACADEMY, our new name echoes our commitment to uplifting every student, symbolizing the transformative power of education.

Click here or the image below to read the Newsletter.

Activity Report and Newsletter 2022-23

Latest News

  • How International Experiences Boost College Applications

How International Experiences Boost College Applications

April 7th, 2024|

The college application process can be stressful for high school students, feeling like a high-stakes exam where they compete to stand out from other qualified applicants. That’s where international experiences e.g., study abroad programs, volunteering, cultural exchanges, can become your secret weapon that will capture the attention of admissions officers.

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CPM Student Receives Admission Offers from Multiple Colleges

April 3rd, 2024|

Moutar Sampil, a dedicated high school senior in our College Path Mentorship program for two years, aims to study Marketing at Rutgers New Brunswick. His hard work paid off with acceptances to Montclair, Rutgers Newark, Rutgers New Brunswick, and others. UpLift Academy congratulates him with a $100 gift card and wishes him success in his college journey.