What does RISE look like?

I rise when my mentor checks on me to go to class, and asks how I’m facing the day. – RISE Alumnus

The reasons behind why students dropout is both multi-layered and complex. In order to address the cacophony of factors, RISE institutes a comprehensive approach that considers the dimensions and plethora of factors involved.

At the launch of the program:

  • School teachers and administration identify and refer the targeted students
  • Each of the targeted students are assigned a mentor
  • Together, mentor and student complete a
  • Mentor works with school staff to compile a
  • The Student Contract and Student Assessment File become the baseline measurements against which the student’s progress through the program is measured

Once the program is underway, the following elements are implemented with the targeted population:

  • Daily mentor check-ins
  • Individual and group supportive counseling
  • Weekly one-on-one mentoring meetings
  • Facilitation of Leadership’s evidence-based, empirically-validated Violence Prevention Project curriculum for both targeted and general population of the school
  • Facilitation of Leadership’s Organized for Life curriculum for both targeted and general population of the
  • Alternative Disciplinary tract is established for

The comprehensive nature of the RISE program institutes multiple layers of staff support, including Leadership Trainers, Site Coordinators, Supervisors, and graduate-level Social Work Interns.

Now that you have the basic structure of RISE, click here to find out how it works and why it works.

The Student Contract specifies program expectations and establishes the roles of both the mentor and the student.
The Student Assessment File describes each student’s situation in terms of credits, grades, school incidents, demographics, risk assessment, and program specific needs.
Includes referrals to mediation, suspension alternatives, and required counseling session.