Lift Off starts as a 10-day residential experience for high school students that transforms into a life-changing 10-month cohort. By introducing students to Smart City initiatives, emerging technologies and careers in STEM, and companies focused on developing connected communities, they receive the tools necessary to improve the quality of life for all of us. And to make sure every student has the opportunity to experience Lift Off, it's 100% FREE.
Our belief is that communities are only as strong, safe, and smart as the citizens that reside in them. By introducing Lift Off, it is our aim to provide a hometown professional network and exposure to career opportunities for high school students. Through this unique experience, the talent pipeline of the future will have the option of staying and investing in their own cities rather than calling a new town home.