Posted at: 10/04/2012 6:08 PM
| Updated at: 10/05/2012 1:09 PM
By: Mark Mulholland
SARATOGA SPRINGS - A school program that's been helping kids make good choices for nearly three decades, is struggling to stay afloat.
With an increase in cyber-bullying and dangers associated with the internet, the people who run Project Lift say they're needed now more than ever
When the afternoon bell rings at two Saratoga Springs City Schools, most kids are ready to head home.
But a group of elementary students is just beginning to get to work on some of the things they didn't learn during the day.
Teachers don't have time during the school day to teach life skills, and parents might be working two jobs, or not have the skills themselves.
Children in first through fifth grade are recommended by the schools for some after-school help and guidance.
There was a time when most of project lift's funding came from the feds and the state. But most of that money has dried up, at a time when kids need it most
A unique fundraiser is set up to support Project Lift. For More Information, CLICK HERE.
Project Lift is a program of Franklin Community Center in Saratoga Springs.