"RiseUP is a family with a strong and a needed support system for every child involved."
Scholars identify community issues and work to solve them through Service Projects
College and Career Opportunties
RiseUP ensures each Scholar has access to every college and career opportunity that they earn
RiseUP Univeristy offers Scholars the support they need to be successful with their academics. This includes access to technology and tutors
Every Scholar has a 1:1 Personal Champion to assist them in all aspects of their life. This Champion serves as mentor to help Scholars live our their dreams
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A CHAMPION
Personal Champion: 2012-Present
“To me, being a RiseUP Personal Champion is more than just a volunteer commitment. It’s about providing a holistic form of support to someone who can truly benefit from my help. I believe that in order to be a successful Personal Champion, you need to invest a great deal of interest in your Scholar’s life. It is important to create a strong sense of trust and open communication between you and your mentee. Not only do I provide guidance to my students, but I motivate them to achieve their personal best.
I support my Scholars with their academics, roles in school organizations, community service involvement or even sports teams they may be a part of. All of the students know that I am there for them if they need me, no matter what the issue may be. And most importantly, I serve as a positive role model for the students.”