Resilience,Integration,Support, & EMPOWERMENT (R.I.S.E.)

a violence prevention program

The R.I.S.E. Initiative: Reaching Independence through Support and Education

Our R.I.S.E. Initiative offers a beacon of hope in communities where challenges often overshadow opportunities, helping at-risk middle and high-school students steer clear of violence and foster positive futures. In collaboration with local law enforcement, community centers, and the Department of Justice, we provide comprehensive support in areas such as personal development, family strengthening, and substance abuse prevention.

Key Priorities and Impact Areas:

  • Healthy Eating and Active Living: Initiatives that promote a lifestyle supporting physical and mental health.
  • Preventive Health Measures: Early detection and interventions that manage health conditions and contribute to overall wellness.
  • Mental Health and Counseling Services: Expanding access to mental health resources and counseling, particularly for underserved communities.

 

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Restoring Individuals through Supportive Environments (R.I.S.E.)

R.I.S.E. – Violence Prevention Initiative

Target Group:

Middle school-age and active juvenile-age, especially those with multiple risk factors for violence, including youth gang/group involvement.

Location:

Services will be delivered in-home for case management and advocacy and through community-based settings, primarily in schools and community resource centers.

Program Deliverables:

Dual Focus on Youth and Professionals:

A significant part of enhancing the effectiveness and reach of the R.I.S.E. program lies in the dual focus on both the youth and the professionals who work with them. Highlighting the importance of educating staff, the initiative includes continuous professional development to ensure all team members are equipped with the latest effective intervention strategies and youth engagement practices. This foundational approach improves the program’s direct outputs and builds a knowledgeable and responsive team capable of driving sustainable change in the community.

Collaboration with Community Partners:

Form strategic partnerships with local schools, community centers, law enforcement agencies, and other relevant organizations to enhance the R.I.S.E. program’s effectiveness. These collaborations are essential for facilitating referrals, supporting community-based interventions, and expanding the program’s reach and impact. By working closely with these partners, we ensure a coordinated effort that maximizes resource utilization and optimizes outcomes for at-risk youth. These partnerships also enable us to create a comprehensive support network that addresses the various needs of the participants, from educational support to legal assistance, thereby creating a more cohesive and supportive environment for the youth we serve.

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Comprehensive Violence Prevention Strategy

 

Personal & career development

financial education & strategiC strategIES

family therapy

Community support

substance abuse education/screening

Replase Prevention Plans

tUTORING & STUDY HALL STRATEGIES

CASE MANAGEMENT

 

 

 

 

The R.I.S.E program is centered around four key elements

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

For transformative programs like the R.I.S.E. program to truly make a difference, a fundamental shift in perspective is essential. It’s imperative that all parties involved—including the at-risk youth, their families, and the professionals supporting them—adopt a new mindset. This mindset should prioritize understanding and acknowledging the intricate connections between therapeutic trauma, cultural influences, and environments characterized by prejudice. By recognizing and actively addressing these interconnected factors, we pave the way for lasting and meaningful change to take root.

The R.I.S.E. program’s dual focus on both the youth and the professionals who work with them underscores the importance of educating staff as a fundamental part of enhancing the program’s effectiveness and reach. Comprehensive professional development ensures that every team member is equipped not only with advanced tools and techniques but also with a deep understanding of the social and psychological dynamics that influence youth behavior. This integrated approach strengthens our capacity to effect change and supports a holistic transformation within the juvenile system

RESILIENCE

We will provide tools and strategies to help the Junevilles
develop resilience, enabling them to overcome obstacles and thrive in

their personal and professional lives.

Integration

Our program will promote the integration of individuals
into their communities, fostering a sense of belonging, social

connection, and cultural awareness.

Support

We are committed to offering a comprehensive network of

resources, including counseling, financial literacy, mentorship, and referrals to other
community services to ensure that the Junevilles and their families have

the support they need throughout their journey.

Empowerment

Through skill-building workshops, individual coaching, family freedom
workshops, and personalized guidance, we will empower participants to make
informed decisions, develop positive coping mechanisms, and take

control of their lives.

The R.I.S.E program is centered around four key elements

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

For transformative programs like the R.I.S.E. program to truly make a difference, a fundamental shift in perspective is essential. It’s imperative that all parties involved—including the at-risk youth, their families, and the professionals supporting them—adopt a new mindset. This mindset should prioritize understanding and acknowledging the intricate connections between therapeutic trauma, cultural influences, and environments characterized by prejudice. By recognizing and actively addressing these interconnected factors, we pave the way for lasting and meaningful change to take root.

The R.I.S.E. program’s dual focus on both the youth and the professionals who work with them underscores the importance of educating staff as a fundamental part of enhancing the program’s effectiveness and reach. Comprehensive professional development ensures that every team member is equipped not only with advanced tools and techniques but also with a deep understanding of the social and psychological dynamics that influence youth behavior. This integrated approach strengthens our capacity to effect change and supports a holistic transformation within the juvenile system

RESILIENCE

We provide tools and strategies to help at-risk youth develop resilience, enabling them to overcome obstacles and thrive in their personal and professional lives. This includes fostering an environment where challenges are seen as opportunities for growth and development.

Integration

Our program promotes the integration of individuals into their communities, fostering a sense of belonging, social connection, and cultural awareness. We strive to bridge gaps between diverse cultural backgrounds and create a unified community space that supports all its members.

Support

We are committed to offering a comprehensive network of resources, including counseling, financial literacy, mentorship, and referrals to other community services. This ensures that the juveniles and their families have the support they need throughout their journey, reinforcing a stable foundation for their transformation.

Empowerment

Through skill-building workshops, individual coaching, family-focused workshops, and personalized guidance, we empower participants to make informed decisions, develop positive coping mechanisms, and take control of their lives. We aim to equip them with the skills to navigate life’s challenges effectively.

OUR MISSION

R.I.S.E. is more than a program; it’s a transformative force reshaping the futures of vulnerable youths and empowering the professionals dedicated to their support. By fostering mutual understanding, respect, and a collective dedication to healing and advancement, we strive to be a pivotal change agent within school systems and local communities nationwide. Through preventative strategies and a strong focus on professional development, we are committed to reducing incidents of community and school-based violence, safeguarding the potential of our youth, and nurturing a safer, more vibrant community for all.

Our mission centers on proactively engaging the community with a comprehensive suite of services aimed at fostering personal growth, strengthening family ties, and confronting the challenges of violence and substance abuse head-on. A vital component of this mission is our staff’s ongoing education and training, ensuring they possess the latest knowledge and tools to support and guide at-risk youth effectively. The cornerstone of the R.I.S.E. program is our dedication to building resilience and inspiring a culture of growth and support, creating a nurturing environment where individuals and their mentors can overcome adversity and lead meaningful lives.