In 2003, Youth Hope Inc. opened its doors as a faith-based organization assisting troubled and underprivileged youth, and in 2010, Elev8 was created to respond to the needs of the St. Andrews area. In December of 2016, Youth Hope Inc. and Elev8 merged and changed their name to Elevate Columbia. With a renewed vision and mission, Elevate Columbia exists to provide holistic services to equip and empower individuals in our community so that they might excel.



Elevate Columbia longs to see the St. Andrews area and beyond revitalized to become a vibrant, excelling community. We desire to provide holistic care to students, families, and individuals through elite educational opportunities, affordable housing options, psychological support, and access to fresh, healthy eating options.



Elevate Columbia is unashamedly a faith-based organization. We believe that Jesus Christ is ultimately the solution to the problems we may face. In His name we seek to empower, build community, demonstrate healthy stewardship, follow ethical guidelines, and do all of this in excellence. We will always give Him the honor, glory, and thanks for all that He is doing.