We would like to introduce you to a transformational mentoring organization by the name of LIFT 4:10.   Inspired by scripture from Ecclesiastes 4:10 and James 4:10, we feel called to lift up student-athletes in need of a helping hand.  We are passionate about using sports as a means of reaching into the lives of young people and making a difference.

We have witnessed first-hand how sports can be used as a tool for developing the character and faith of young people.  While there are many youth sports leagues that do an admirable job of teaching life lessons in a team  atmosphere, we saw the need for a non-profit organization that provides 1:1 athletic instruction to young people who can’t afford individual lessons or spots on expensive travel teams.

Our target student-athlete is a young person between the ages of 12 and 17 who has a passion for improving their fundamental skills in a particular sport; and yet an even deeper drive and determination for improving their life.  We are specifically searching for young people who are facing adversity in their lives and could use some extra encouragement and guidance.

The LIFT 4:10 program is centered on the thoughtful pairing of student-athletes with experienced coaches or players who have a desire to serve as mentors  Our mentors will provide 1:1 instruction intended to assist the athletes in achieving their full God-given potential at their particular sports.  But our hope is that the 1:1 sports training will lead to something even more meaningful… trusting relationships that enable mentors to guide mentees in making healthy life choices, help them overcome obstacles, achieve success in the classroom and shepherd them along in their faith journey.

If you know of a student-athlete who might be a good candidate for this program and could benefit from this type of mentoring, please have them contact us at www.lift410.org.  Likewise, if you have the skills, experience and desire to serve as a LIFT 4:10 mentor, we would love to talk to you about joining us on this life-changing journey.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about LIFT 4:10.  If you would like to contribute your time and talents towards helping us achieve the vison outlined in the pages that follow, give us a shout!  As a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the volunteer opportunities are endless.  We hope to hear from you soon!


Mike Sharp
Founder:  LIFT 4:10