For the last five years, RISE TOGETHER has informed, encouraged, and inspired youth through storytelling to be active participants in identifying and solving the problems in their schools, homes, and broader communities. The RAISE Project is the logical progression to that work. After analyzing the surveys of thousands of youth and reviewing the research and best practice recommendations of evidence-based programs around the country, RISE TOGETHER has developed the comprehensive youth leadership and advocacy, The RAISE Project.
Built on the foundational principles of gratitude, community, and self-care, The RAISE Project is a project-driven youth program designed to transform the culture in schools, communities, and individuals. RAISEyouth will strengthen leadership skills, challenge the harmful effects of stigma, and combat the risk factors that perpetuate unhealthy choices by using evidence-based strategies as they engage in change projects that will fundamentally shift the culture of their schools and communities.