RiseUP is celebrating the work they have accomplished among young people in the community since they began.
From their first birthday on Sept. 1, 2021 through February of this year, they have:
• offered workshops to 2,000+ teens & young adults;
• brought workshops to seven different locations in the community;
• had 50+ workshops;
• had over 50 volunteers; and
• had volunteers donate 11,000+ volunteer hours.
Workshops are offered at the Family Justice Center every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. and are available virtually, as well. Links can be found on their website.
"RiseUP believes in the potential of each and every teen and young adult we encounter," officials said. "It is our desire to provide them with opportunities to learn leadership skills, vital communication skills that boost their self-esteem, acquire financial literacy skills and have an opportunity to add tools to their toolkit for life.
"We, as a community, have an obligation to equip all teens and young adults with the skills and principles to guide their path and that all people have the right to skills that, when properly applied, can equip them to be responsible and independent.
"We believe that the impact of involving the larger community in the guidance of teens and young adults, we create positive change in the world.
"Our volunteer team teaches and leads life & leadership workshops in strategic areas in order to foster responsibility, independence, success, empowerment and an upstanding and productive mindset."
RiseUP is a nonprofit 501(c)3 that supports teens and young adults (13-23 years old) by teaching life and leadership skills and filling in service gaps.
“We strongly believe that this program will empower teens, creating ripples that spell progress and success, not just for themselves, but the country as well," said Sandy Pricer, CEO and co-founder.