I rise when I come to school because of my mentor. – RISE Alumnus
RISE targets and re-engages students that are over-aged, under-credited, and on a path to drop out. The program addresses obstacles in these students’ attendance and reintegrates them back into the school community. Simply put, RISE stops students from dropping out.
- Goal setting and achievement
- Identity development (self-concept)
- School connectedness
- Teacher interactions
- Classroom behavior
- Relationship building
RISE is nationally recognized for dropout prevention. It has been established as a model program by the New York City Mayor’s Task Force on Truancy, Chronic Absenteeism, and School Engagement, and has been named a Best Practice by .
RISE’s mentor-mentee relationship framework focuses on the exceptional challenges of recapturing students who have lost belief in their own education. The program is centered on four phases:
- Phase 1: Engagement and Assessment
- Phase 2: Intervention
- Phase 3: Application to Academics
- Phase 4: Termination and Continuing the Cycle
Find out more about RISE at the links below, or contact us to see how we can partner to empower the over-aged, under-credited students in your school.