LIFT was born from the belief of military pilots that aviation could be used to radically engage ‘at risk’ youth, inspiring them to positively tackle adversity and achieve their inherent potential.

LIFT started operations in 2007, in October 2009 becoming LIFT Youth Development Incorporated, a registered charity with deductible gift recipient (DGR) status from the Australian Tax Office.

LIFT is advised by a governing committee of professionals from areas including aviation, accountancy, law, psychology and business compliance.

LIFT is committed to building a professional organisation with a highly passionate team support by a strong and sustainable structure that is  providing effective youth and youth worker development opportunities to organisations for many years to come.

 partners with Hunter youth organisations including Allambi Youth Services, Life Without Barriers, Newcastle Youth Accomodation Service, Juvenile Justice and DALE Christian School.