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Come join the fun and be a part of the 4th Annual Run For Your Mom 5k at Rotary Park on May 13, 2017! This is a great way to honor your mom! Run For…
Rise Up! is looking to finish strong this school year. As we start our spring ask, a friend of the ministry has made a $15,000 matching donation. Every gift given to Rise Up! through Saturday,…
Attention Johnson City School System Residents :: Rise Up! is applying for a LEAPS (lottery for education afterschool programs) grant and a 21st Century learning center grant. This grant will allow new programming for our…
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.
S.K.I.A., Sending Kids Into Action! And that is just what we do every day! We gather our kids from Indian Trail, Northside, Fairmont, Mt. View and Liberty Bell (K-8th grade) to come together as a community at The Refuge daily for academic support, character training, and life skills opportunities.
Small Groups meet on a weekly basis. In these small groups, relationships are established and expanded over the students’ years of participation. Character training, decision making skills, social skills, manners, healthy relationships, community service projects are just some of the topics discussed in these groups.
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.
Caroline Kangwa moved to the United States in 2000 and then in 2007 moved to Tennessee. Caroline is a single mom to three of our SKIA kids: George and Georgia are twins and will be in the 6th grade and Darrell will be in the…
Tony began his journey with Rise Up! when he was in the second grade. He had a friend, Triston, who was attending Boys to Men regularly. One day, Triston invited Tony to join him. During those first few years of Tony’s participation, Boys to Men…
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! several years ago through her daughter’s teacher who thought Natisha’s family could really benefit from…
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