REFUGE ROUND-UP! These are some of our graduates this year (excluding Michael Moody, Julian Story, Jacob Meeks and Edward Buckman). It has been a privilege to watch most of them grow up from kindergartners and 1st graders to young men and women. Most of them are registered to attend various colleges this fall. It was […]


2021 REFUGE ROUND UP AND RAFFLE, OCT 5TH 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, […]


REFUGE ROUND-UP! 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 […]

It’s Pie O’clock Somewhere!

“It’s Pie O’clock Somewhere!” By Damon Scism Passing out pies every year has become a fun tradition for all of us at Rise Up. Personally, I love it—I get to hang out with my friends. And I get to meet new people and get to pray for them, or even just make their day. Me, […]

The Pumpkin Pie Fiasco

“The Pumpkin Pie Fiasco” by Micah Morefield It was a light and sunny morning. Sabra, Damon, Junior, Will, Ms. Jas and I were passing out pies. It was Will’s turn to pass out pies. We walked into a bank with 5 pies. Will walked up to accountant and ask if they wanted pies. When Will […]

Giving Away Pies

“Giving Away Pies” By Garman and Gwen Owah Giving away pumpkin pies was a milestone, because there was time and dedication put into making them.  There was hustle and hard work.  In baking the pumpkin pies, there were precise measurements. We gave back to the community and to the places that helped SKIA become what […]


PRESENTS FROM SANTA! 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! CATEGORIES BLOG NEWS & […]

Santa’s Visit From the Sky!

Santa’s Visit From the Sky! Santa came and visited on Tuesday in his very own helicopter! He not only brought joy to our kiddos but also gifted each one a $100 gift card. Another Christmas season our kids will never forget CATEGORIES BLOG NEWS & EVENTS SUCCESS STORIES RECENT POSTS Presents From Santa! Refuge Round-Up! […]