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Rise Above

$280 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 5 people in 42 months
What is Rise Above?

Rise Above is a mentoring and tutoring organization for at-risk teens in Jackson County. We serve high school students who have been suspended or permanently expelled from school and teens residing at the Jackson County Youth Center. 

One of the most important components of Rise Above is the relationships built with students. Our goal is to assist the teens in understanding the importance of the relationships and networks people build. In our personal, academic, and professional lives, relationships play a vital role in creating long-lasting positive outcomes.

Our Programs

Reading Aloud — A reading and phonics program (Orton Gillingham) which is geared toward students that are currently a grade level or more behind in their reading.

Cross Roads - A program at Rise Above designed for high school students who have been suspended or expelled from school.  Students are given the opportunity to stay current on their schoolwork, either by completing assignments from their regular teachers during a suspension or engaging in an online program when expelled. Rise Above does not replace public schools.  The goal is always to return students to their schools prepared to be successful. 

Success is Building — An entrepreneurial program that allows our students to gain experience and knowledge in how to start a for-profit business.  Part of this program has student actually start a small business. 

 How does it work?

Cross Roads is a FREE program. Students are placed in small classes (8-10 students) with a teacher. There they complete the work assigned to them by their school. Counseling services and life skills classes are also a part of Rise Above’s curriculum.

 

When is it?

Monday-Friday 9:00am-2:30pm

Voluntary faith-based after school programming is available until 3:30.
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Rise Above is a registered 501c3
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Our first week is completed! We are well on our way to fullfilling our mission for students in Jackson County.
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Rise Above was started in May of 2014 and officially launched January 5th with our first students. The funding we are seeking is for compensation of a Full time certified teacher for our students.

Right now our teachers work for free and donate their time. With a full time teacher we would be able to better build the relationships we need for lasting success
Teacher working one on one with students
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$280 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 5 people in 42 months
Created January 7, 2015
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Reuben Rubio
40 months ago

Thank you for speaking to our Education students about your organization and mission.

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Anonymous
42 months ago
$100
Ronald Verhoeckx
42 months ago

Much success !

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42 months ago
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