RISE TOGETHER is on a mission to prevent addiction and promoting positive mental health.
To ignite a movement of hope that is saving lives.
Raising 1 million youth voices by educating, engaging, and empowering youth to use their voice for change through seminars, student-led activities, peer wellness coaching, and ambassadorship.
Since 2013, we have educated 200,000+ people by encouraging them to STAND UP and SPEAK OUT on issues that they care about most – BREAKING THE SILENCE around addiction and mental health.
The addiction crisis is at an all-time high. Today, addiction impacts more than 40 MILLION Americans; twice the number of people with cancer.
Addiction does not discriminate. Each year over 3.5 million people die from harmful use of drugs and alcohol worldwide. In the United States, drug overdoses killed more than 72,000 people in the United States last year – a new record driven by the deadly opioid epidemic, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control. The rising overdose numbers make the drug epidemic more deadly than gun violence, car crashes or Aids, which have never killed as many people in a single year. It represents nearly 200 people dying from overdoses every day in 2017.
90% of those who STRUGGLE with addiction start BEFORE the age of 18. It’s a wonder why there isn’t a much bigger focus on prevention today.
By taking a proactive approach, we believe that addiction is a preventable public health crisis. Through education and awareness, young people can reach out for support, take action, eliminate stigma, and create long-lasting change in their community that ultimately helps to save lives.
Ignite & Engage Seminars – This program is designed to educate through story-telling and ignite a conversation around addiction, mental health, suicide, bullying and more. Typically done with middle and high school-aged students through
assemblies with the entire student body.
Discovery Corps – This peer-coaching program is a 3-day training that is designed to train and certify teen leaders on how to be peer
RAISE Project– An ambassadorship model that is designed to raise awareness and ignite change throughout the school and community through storytelling, advocacy, and education. It provides three different change projects based on RAISEkindness, RAISEawareness, and RAISEvoices.
Crave21 Health Challenge – was created to have a little fun while developing healthy habits. The challenge has gone global and is designed to encourage students to give up an unhealthy craving for 21 days and replace it with a healthier one while learning the
science of addiction.