is designed to build resilience and foster leadership skills in marginalized youth and young adults, ages 11-17 who come from low-income families. This program provides youth with the opportunity to develop a toolbox of strategies and resources, necessary to recover and thrive, no matter life’s challenges, while further preventing the onset of maladaptive and dysfunctional behaviors that could lead to social, behavioral or mental health disorders.
The framework of RISE embodies four key pillars: Relationships, Independence, Strategic, Empowerment.
- Confidence, self-worth, and self-esteem
- Trust, empathy and effective communication skills
- Enhanced interpersonal relationships
- Coping strategies and stress management techniques
- Leadership skills
RISE Mini-Part I is a 3 hour workshop for middle and high school age youth, which focuses on building emotional resilience when faced with challenges and adversity. Lessons and activities are built around creating a growth mindset, learning self-acceptance, developing self-worth, understanding the foundations of a healthy relationship, and building strong support systems.
RISE Mini- Part II is a 3 hour workshop for middle and high school age youth, which focuses on building leadership skills. Lessons and activities are designed to teach effective communication skills, personal responsibility, empathy, time-management, decision-making, problem-solving and critical thinking.
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