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Rise Together’s 5 Year Anniversary Celebration

September 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

MILESTONE ANNIVERSARY | PROCLAMATION | AWARD CEREMONY | NEW YOUTH PROGRAM LAUNCH
GIFT ACCEPTANCE | LIVE MUSIC

When? September 12th
Where? Boys & Girls Club in Appleton, WI
Time? 6pm – 8pm
Who? Open to the public
Tickets? Available (HERE) on Eventbrite

What’s Happening?

Rise Together, a 501 c3 non-profit organization, will be celebrating their 5 year milestone anniversary!

Mayor Tim Hanna will officially be issuing a proclamation to commemorate and recognize September 12th as “RISE TOGETHER DAY” in their hometown of Appleton, WI.

The Rise Together team will also be making a few special announcements. This will include giving away five COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARDS to those who have dedicated themselves to making a significant social impact when it comes to preventing substance use and supporting positive mental health.  To include:

1. WOW-We Care Charity
2. Chilton High School
3. Senator Tammy Baldwin
4. Wisconsin Voices for Recovery
5. Woodward Communications

This event is open to all ages. Free food and drinks will be included.

WHAT DOES THE SCHEDULE LOOK LIKE?
 
6:00 pm – Intro and welcoming remarks by Rise Together’s Project Coordinator, Jesse Heffernan.
 
6:05 pm – Invocation by Pastor David Johnson from Community Church New City.
 
6:10 pm – Intro of Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna.
 
6:15 pm – Rise Together Proclamation by Mayor Hanna.
 
6:25 pm – Intro to Rise Together’s Community Impact Awards.
 
6:30 pm – Award ceremony begins.
 
7:30 pm – Announcement of new youth program launch of Discovery Corps and intro of the Wallace Family.
 
7:35 pm – Wallace Family Foundation support statement.
 
7:40 pm – Closing statement by Rise Together’s President & Co-founder, Anthony Alvarado.
 
8:00 pm – Music will be playing at the opening and closing of this event.

See you all there!

 

MORE INFO ON RISE TOGETHER 

RISE TOGETHER, a 501c3 non-profit, was founded in 2013 by nationally recognized storytellers, Anthony Alvarado, Douglas Darby, and Nadine Machkovech. Together, they had a goal: to help save at least one life.

 

In just 5 years, our team has traveled over ​250,000+ miles​, taken the stage over ​250+ times​, partnered with over ​150 schools, and educated more than 150,000 people​. Our life saving work has even been recognized by the White House​ Office of the National Drug Control Policy, featured in countless news outlets such as Forbes, Huff Post, USA Today, NPR, PBS, NBC, ABC, CW14, FOX, and more.

 

Today, RISE TOGETHER exists to ignite a youth-led movement that is helping to SAVE LIVES by encouraging students to stand up and speak out on the issues they care most about: breaking the silence around suicide, bullying, mental illness, drugs, and alcohol. We EDUCATE, ENGAGE, and EMPOWER youth primarily through storytelling.

 

Our solution is to provide communities with HIGH-QUALITY educational content, programs, workshops, and training that help build strong advocates and leaders.

 

Our cause is led by a team of dedicated professionals, all of whom have diverse backgrounds, educations, and skill sets. Alongside a national advisory board, RISE TOGETHER is working closely with communities to:

 

  • IDENTIFYyouth issues through a unique student research approach
  • PROVIDEresources, mentoring, and support.
  • INSPIREyouth to ask for help for the very first time
  • MOTIVATE others to take action and live a “cool healthier lifestyle”

 

RISE TOGETHER focuses on community level change by implementing unique strategies based on local needs determined by community assessments, surveys, collecting feedback, and evaluating efforts. Since 2014, Rise Together has surveyed more than 7,000 students across 53+ counties. RISE TOGETHER has collected more than 3,000 testimonies from youth and people who care about them that demonstrate the lifesaving impact of our programs. Our youth research was featured by the ​Federal Bureau of Investigation​; with recommendations by U.S. senators, legislators, teachers, and thousands of students.

 

Together, we have a vision to create a community where youth can be loved, heard, and inspired to live in hope.

 

THE FUTURE IS YOUTH!

 

Details

Date:
September 12, 2018
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue

Boys & Girls Club Fox Valley
160 S Badger Ave
Appleton, WI 54914
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Website:
https://www.bgclubfoxvalley.org/