RISE UP cooperative, a new organization that was founded last fall during a global pandemic, is bringing life and leadership workshops to teens and at-risk youth across the country. Despite being in its first year, RISE UP has been able to bring these workshops to more than 70 teens seeking opportunity to help better their futures.
Teen workshops are offered virtually every Tuesday at 7 p.m. and parent workshops once a month.
RISE UP plans to offer these workshops in person by the end of the summer, providing snacks and class supplies to teens that attend. It will continue the virtual option for teens that are in another city or state or just unable to attend in person.
An incentive program will also be launched with in-person workshops. Parent workshops are offered monthly for parents of teens, workers in any field that work with teens, or anyone interested in helping others.
“We strongly believe that this program will empower teens, creating ripples that spell progress and success," said Sandy Pricer, CEO and co-founder. "Not just for themselves, but the country as well.”