UPLIFT FAMILIES is our initiative to connect parents with information, resources and programs that help them acquire knowledge and skills to raise loving, responsible, and happy children.

We believe that strong parent-child relationships are the key to providing children with tools and encouragement to make healthy and safe choices in their lives, keeping them free from drugs, alcohol, violence, crime and pornography.   This UPLIFT FAMILIES program includes web-based resources, social media experiences, educational materials and periodic conferences on parenting and family issues.

Please enjoy our new website and resource center!  We are always eager to hear your comments and feedback, you can always share your thoughts with us by clicking here.


Jeanette Herbert
Uplift Families Founder
Former First Lady of Utah




Christmas is a time to build and enjoy traditions with family and friends. Check out our latest Fresh Living for tips on starting a new holiday tradition with your family. Building traditions help us create value in the way we experience Christmas.

Lisa and Steven James joined Fresh Living to share advice on how to start new traditions. The James's encourage everyone to enjoy old traditions and create new ones because it is never too late to start a tradition. Each new tradition creates a lasting memory and always helps us navigate our busy and complex lives. They invite you to enjoy their tradition of watching "Hope for the Holidays" on December 11th at 6:00 P.M. on KUTV Channel 2.


Family, Career and Community Leaders of America FCCLA by Nikki Sue Larkin

POSTED BY on January 14, 2022

75 years ago, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), formally known as Future Homemakers of America, was founded at a convention in Chicago, Illinois when 29 Home Economic leaders came together with the ideal of creating one national student organization aimed at preparing today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders in the home and workplace.

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Three Families’ Christmas Traditions from Uplift Families

POSTED BY on December 23, 2021

In our last TIPS Article before the Christmas holiday, Uplift Families Board Members Melanie Stoker and Ardice Lorscheider, along with Board President Abbie Vianes, share some of their family holiday traditions.  From our family to yours, we send our very best wishes for a loving, happy, and healthy Christmas.  

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Traditions of Christmas Passed by Lisa James

POSTED BY on December 23, 2021

Our family has always enjoyed celebrating the magic of Christmas. Every year, we look forward to repeating the traditions in our families of gathering, gift giving, making traditional family recipes and helping those who are alone and in need.

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