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Since 1994, over 1000 students have attended our afterschool programs for some duration. Many others attended our small groups or relational education classes.
During that time, youth who participated 3 years or longer achieved the greatest outcomes short and long-term success – thus leading to the goal of; by 2020, have 100 youth who attended 3 years or more go on to be gainfully employed, attend college or trade schoool, or go into the military.
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Meet Michael Marion
Founder & Executive Director of Rise Up for Kids
Want to Become a Volunteer?
Rise Up! gives families 3 options as to the depth of relationship they want their kid to have with us, from mentoring, small groups, and our after school program.
The Rise Up! Mentoring program is based on a one-to-one relationship between an adult volunteer and an under-resourced child. Simple things in life form our favorite memories and influence who we become. Mentors and kids alike find that simple things create truly amazing moments.
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 teams to play 40+ games per season. Although his teams won many trophies, it was the life lessons that he and the others learned that helped shape them into the men they are today. These lessons included being a supportive teammate, overcoming adversity, being coachable, and learning to lead. Like others, Andrew had some obstacles to overcome. Some were self-induced and others were placed upon him. However, with determination and support, he went on to become successful!Andrew Clawson
Natisha is a single mom to four wonderful children (ages 10-16) who are involved with Rise Up! through both mentoring and our SKIA Program. She first learned about Rise Up! serveral Years ago through her daughter's teacher who thought Natisha's Family could really benefit from Rise Up! The teacher's husband also happens to be a mentor.Nathisa