Lift For Life Gym: Helping Underprivileged Youth in St. Louis Since 1988

August 11, 2020 by
Photo Credit: Lift For Life Gym

For 32 years, Lift for Life Gym has been using weightlifting to help inner city youth in St. Louis, MO.

  • “The program started as a way to keep teens off the street in the late 80s. There are a ton of gangs around here, so the founder bought some weights and provided kids a free place to workout,” said Joe Miller, the executive director of the charity for the last 10 years.

The details: Today, Lift For Life has more than 400 participants between the ages of 8 and 18, some of whom are competitive Olympic weightlifters who have gone on to compete nationally and internationally.

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