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Rising Up Together

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Why We Exist

At Rising Up Together, we believe that every youth deserves the opportunity to feel connected, confident, and resilient.

 

In today's world, many youth feel isolated, misunderstood, and without a clear purpose. This can lead to emotional distress and a lack of fulfillment. Our mission is to reverse this trend by fostering deep connections among young individuals and empowering them to discover their unique strengths and potential.

 

We envision a world where all youth are equipped with the skills and confidence to face life's challenges and thrive.

How We Make a Difference

We achieve our mission through a carefully structured program that emphasizes mentorship, skill development, and community building. Our approach includes:

Mentorship

Research shows many benefits gained from mentors who offer guidance, support, and encouragement. Within this empowering program, mentors play a pivotal role in empowering the youth.

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Skill Development Workshops

We offer workshops on resilience, emotional intelligence, leadership, and more, empowering youth to develop practical skills essential for personal and professional growth.

Fostering Social Connections

By involving participants in community service and group projects, we cultivate a sense of belonging and purpose, showing them the impact they can have on the world.

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What We Do

Rising Up Together offers a 10-week program designed to support youth from all walks of life, ages 11-18. We offer:

Weekly Connection & Encouragement

Weekly Workshops

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This in-person connection is vital to everyone's well-being. We provide opportunities to make lifelong friends, develop social skills, and show how youth are making a difference in the lives of others every day.

Led by trained youth instructors, these workshops focus on specific skills that, when practiced, increase resilience. These powerful tools empower these youth for a successful life. 

Community Project

Regularly scheduled projects that allow participants to give back to their community, reinforcing their sense of purpose and belonging.

Variety Show

This is where the youth showcase their talents and abilities, serving as inspiration for others to discover their own purpose. Through hard work, as they cultivate habits of learning and developing skills, their dreams can then become a reality.

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Our Story

There was once a 15-year-old girl, who unexpectedly found herself struggling with anxiety. But instead of keeping it all inside, she reached out to her parents and her community for help. Together, they discovered three powerful keys that really made a difference:

Connection. You know that feeling when you're with your friends or family and you just feel really good, like you belong. That's what connection is all about! It's having people around who understand and support you no matter what.

Purpose. Have you ever felt like you're just kind of drifting through life without knowing what you're really meant to do? Well, purpose gives you direction. It's finding something that you're passionate about and making it your mission to go after it and make a difference in the world!

And last but definitely not least, there's Resilience. Life throws all sorts of curveballs at us, right? Resilience is like having a superpower that helps you bounce back from tough times. It's about staying strong, even when things get rough.

So, armed with these three amazing tools, this 15 year old girl was able to overcome, finding herself in a position to thrive and lift those around her. With her mom's background in nonprofit management, she decided to make a difference by teaming up with tons of cool people from all over the country—experts, interns, volunteers, schools, communities, sponsors—to create a game-changing program just for youth! This program is all about helping you feel connected, finding your purpose, and becoming super resilient so you can tackle anything life throws your way. Cool, huh!

Rising Up Together

Youth Program

Rising Up Together is a powerful program for youth to lift and build each other up!

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Through your donation, we can make this empowering program more affordable and available to everyone

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