What does it mean to be a member of Lift Academy?
You’re joining an elite group of kids who believe in being the best they can be, while being kind to others. The adults who are part of Lift Academy want you to succeed in life, avoid mistakes, and will work hard to give you super powers you'll use every day in life.
Some members are just looking for new friends. Some are taking classes. Some are going to participate in shows and special events and tournaments. One thing every member has in common is that they've been interviewed, and we know who they are.
What do we do in Lift Academy?
Unlike other online communities, Lift Academy is built around enhancing what you already do every day. Not every kid is a gamer, some are more into creating content, aesthetic, dancing, etc. Our community is built around what kids do online today.
You'll make friends, join classes to learn incredible skills, and participate in live interactive shows unlike anything you've ever seen before. You won't need to worry about toxic behavior from fellow Lift Academy Members! Want people to come check out your YouTube or Tik-Tok channel? Congrats, you've found a group of people who actually want to support you.
We'll try to keep the schedule filled with events and shows you can join in on. You just try and have fun, be your best, and be kind.
Why a Live Registration?
Every Lift Academy member goes through this 2-3 minute process to keep everyone safe. You can choose to do a quick video recording and submit it if the LIVE button is not available.If you choose a live onboarding, you will do a live video chat with a Lift Academy onboarding team member, and bring a parent or guardian. The officers are available several times during the week in designated slots.
We will briefly interview you to make sure you get the most out of your membership at Lift Academy, and give you a chance to ask any questions you may have. We get to see your smiling face, meet your parent(s), and we will ask you simple things like:
-What online games do you play?
-What grade are you in this year?
-What are your goals?
It's super fast, and very important. Afterwards, if there is time and we can match you with a friend or two on the spot, we will do that :)
What kind of classes will you teach?
We'd like to hold formal classes and informal lessons on things like:
-How to win and lose like a champion (sportsmanship)
-Dealing with disappointment
-Dealing with bullies
-Dealing with online toxicity
-Teamwork and Competition
-Personal reflection and analysis for kids
For kids who are interested, we will hold classes on things like:
-How to code
What's the Lift Academy Motto?
"Do Your Best and Be Kind"
We believe you should always do your best. If you're trying to get better at something, look for ways to improve. We can help with that! When giving others advice, remember there's always a good way to say something, it's worth taking the extra time to use words which are kind. It takes no effort to be mean.
Be positive, not negative. A Lift Academy member acts like one whether online, out in public, or in private. Never accept bad behavior towards yourself or someone else. When you see a fellow LIFT member, support them! Support their videos, streams, join them in games, keep those around you LIFTed up.
What's The LIFT Show?
The LIFT Show is an hour of entertainment, friendship, learning, and celebration. A great way to unwind or wrap up a week at school.
Run by a host via live video-chat (aka ZOOM), we will fill up a Zoom room with up to 200 kids. During the show we will do some fun things, teach a little lesson, and showcase our members. Kids can volunteer to be interviewed, send in their coolest clips of the week, play a group game, dance, etc.
This gives kids a chance to put eyes and ears on fellow members and get a feeling for who they are in a safe environment. Members can make friends with each other and exchange profile information, so it's an excellent way to socialize while being fully engaged in an activity.
For kids who are creators, we might even all decide to SWARM your YouTube channel or Tik-Tok page and get your subscriber numbers pumped!
What's a SWARM?
Some kids are creators, and create videos on places like YouTube or Tik-Tok. They live by numbers.. subscribers, views, likes. As a group, we are empowered to be able to all visit someone's page at the same time to support them. It's fun, and helps put the creator in the spotlight!
We can do a SWARM as a special event, or mix it into a LIFT Show. It's using our strength in numbers for good!
The host of the event will show your page and do a quick review of it, and then we will all go visit it, like, comment, share, subscribe, etc! A nice boost from your friends. You've got to participate in a SWARM to be eligible to be selected in one. In one SWARM session, we might do 10 or 20 different swarms!