This Christmas we got a very special visitor here at Rise Up - Santa himself! He made a grand entrance in a helicopter to the delight of our Rise Up kids, and he didn't come empty handed either; each of our kids got $100 from the jolly man!
It was a great evening for all – our 17th Annual Fall Festival and 3rd Annual Raffle. It was a delight to see kids ride on the hayride, to pet animals, jump in the bouncy house and lots of great food. This is one of our few times where we have all of our volunteers, [...]
I’ve never been a hunter, though I grew up in a culture where hunting was a way of life and provided necessary food. Even so, I think I would have been a good one because one of the most important skills to hunt is thinking long, like waiting out to track the animal might take [...]
Rise Up For Kids' 14th annual fund (and fun!) raiser is the Refuge Round Up and Raffle which will take place on October 5. This is a fall festival for all of our youth, their families, our staff, and our volunteers. Tickets may be purchased at RiseUpForKids.com/Raffle, or at Open Doors Coffee Shop. You may [...]
Andrew Clawson Andrew first started attending Rise Up at the age of 8 (then called Boys to Men). He attended Coach Marion’s BTM group weekly. Andrew was well loved by all of the youth. Like many of the boys, he quickly fell in love with the game of basketball. It was not unusual for his [...]
Jackie Sayee Jackie lights up every room she enters. She’s been doing that at Rise Up since the first grade! From day one, she and her family planned on her going to college. She excelled academically throughout her school career. One of Jackie’s distinguishing characteristics is her desire to help others. She participated in our [...]
Katelyn Crowder Katelyn has been a part of the Rise Up family since she was six. At that time, she became a mentee of Robin DeMonaco. She had to overcome many obstacles, but with her mentor’s support and her own determination, Katelyn is on her way to doing great things with her life. Throughout the [...]