College Preparatory Initiative
Over the years, we have experienced successes and failures, kids going to college and kids going to jail. We have learned how to do things well and not so well. And now we have learned that it is the time for a change; a change in our mission, our vision, our programming and even our name. So…
Imagine… the impact of 100 elementary school students shouting, “I want to go!” who begin our new
College Preparatory Initiative and know that if they stay in our program, they will be guaranteed a college education.
Imagine… those 100 kids being connected to a professional mentor through school, walking with them through life, and preparing them for college.
Imagine… 100 families having 1st generational college students by the year 2020.
Imagine… 400 other kids being connected to a highly trained, strongly supported, long term mentor.
This dream for what can happen in our community has led us to our new mission and vision.
Our Mission: To impact 100 kids to become 1st generation college students.
Our Vision: By 2020, to holistically love, influence, and impact 500 under-resourced kids through life skills training, mentoring, and a college education with the expectation they will do likewise for others.
Our change in mission has led us to realize that we needed a new name that would reflect that mission. Our new name, Rise Up!, represents this mission and the challenge this entails to our community to help under-resourced kids breakthrough past poverty cycles and to inspire, impact, and influence kids to say, “I want to go!” “I want to be a 1st generation college student!”
Kids becoming1st generation college students require that we partner with families, schools, churches, and community services to provide the skills, resources, and opportunities to succeed. And we need your help as well.
Join us… as we seek to gather prayer partners, mentors, investors and fellow dreamers who desire a revolution of 500 kids changing their world and your community because they were inspired, influenced, and impacted by you.