Updated:CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
Teachers and staff from nine schools are meeting to discuss ways to help students in the west Charlotte corridor excel in the classroom.
It's part of an initiative called Project L.I.F.T.
Participants are discussing a number of topics, including the impact of poverty on education.
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx graduated from West Charlotte High School, one of the nine schools that is the focus of Project L.I.F.T. He said the information the teachers and staff are receiving will play a critical role in helping students become successful adults.
“In my opinion, they are on the front lines of the most essential game change in our community long term,” Foxx said.
The Project L.I.F.T. Institute will run through Aug. 15 at Johnson C. Smith University.