Leading our next generation to success

We teach the life skills they need to become independent adults


RISE Programs is dedicated to the intellectual, personal, social and physical growth of all students. With RISE Programs students will achieve readiness for life by transforming and becoming empowered to tackle any obstacle that comes their way.


The vision at RISE Programs is to empower, educate and transform youth. RISE believes that education is a vital part of life because it provides people with the practical skills and tools they need to navigate the world and emerge victorious in what life will bring.


The courses provided by RISE Programs are designed and chosen to provide a higher level of learning for students.

Engaged students who come to class regularly, participate actively in discussions, and complete all readings and written assignments.

  • Expand their knowledge of the English language
  • Learn social skills by working in teams and will know the value of collaboration
  • Learn life skills to ensure success in their professional & personal lives
  • Improve their ability to speak in public and therefore gain confidence in themselves
  • Learn their own value and worth
  • Be able to love and accept themselves along with believing in their dreams
Attentiveness is “concentrating on the person or task before me.” Not only does this help you learn, but it shows how much you value the person or project in front of you.
Attentiveness isn’t always easy, especially in today’s multi-media and fast-paced world. Sometimes you have to silence your phone, turn off the television, or face away from other distractions in order to give someone the respect and attention they deserve.
Availability is “being ready and willing to help.” This means putting others’ needs ahead of your own and lending a helping hand when you can. This might include carrying books for a teacher, unloading groceries for your mom, opening the door for someone else, cleaning up after a meal, or reading to a younger brother or sister. Availability is similar to team sports. When individuals combine their efforts toward a common goal.
Compassion begins with sympathy, which is seeing someone’s pain. It is noticing a student who skins his knee or a friend who hurts her arm. It is being alert to a weary co-worker or a stranger who needs assistance. Compassion also includes empathy, which is feeling someone’s pain. Once you notice an injury, empathy means you imagine how much it hurts. This creates a feeling of duty, responsibility, and sometimes urgency to help find a remedy.
Conservation is “being a good steward of what I have.” This means paying attention to your resources, making the most of what you have, and avoiding waste or careless spending. One reason to conserve resources is so you don’t run out of what you need. For example, if a storm knocks out your power and water supply, you conserve your flashlight batteries and drinking water since you don’t know how long it will take to restore electricity and water. You spend less now so you have enough later.
Courage begins by knowing what is good, true, and right. This gives you confidence that you are heading in the right direction. Thinking ahead will help you overcome fear and make better choices when you face strange, difficult, or frightening situations. When you know something is good and true, stand up with courage instead of hiding in fear. You never know how your boldness and bravery will inspire others to stand up for what is true, right, and just.
Creativity means finding a new or different way to view a situation or accomplish a task. Often a new idea combines different parts of already existing ideas into something new. For example, a baking recipe may have a few of the same ingredients in both cookies and bread but when you combine those ingredients with a few other different ingredients, you get different results. A creative person looks for different and better ways to make or accomplish good things.
Dependability is ``doing what I said I would do, even when it is difficult``. Dependability comes from the Latin prefix De- meaning “down” or “from” and pendere meaning “to hang.” Combined, those terms mean “to hang from.” A swing can hang from a tree branch, window washers can hang from the top of a skyscraper, and mountain climbers can hang from a cliff. They all “hang from” a dependable structure that can bear weight without breaking.
Determination is “overcoming obstacles in order to reach my goal.” Determination is like climbing a mountain. You have to know what you want to achieve, then put one foot in front of the other until you reach the top. Climbing a mountain takes a lot of effort. It is tempting to quit and turn back when you feel tired or discouraged. But determination means pressing on, pushing forward, and not giving up. Determination makes you a winner, not a quitter!
Diligence is “focusing my effort on the work at hand.” Diligence is like an investment, which means that what you put into something determines what you will get out of it. A diligent person works hard because anything worth doing is worth doing right, and the way you do your work is a reflection of who you are. The opposite of diligence is laziness. Lazy students daydream in class, forget their homework, and care little about school. These habits lead to a poor education and a difficult future.
Discretion is “recognizing and avoiding words, actions, and attitudes that could have undesirable consequences” Sometimes the wisest course of action is to say nothing at all and remove yourself from a situation—or—just to be patient and wait for the right moment. When we apply discretion to our lives, we are able to “separate” out those words, actions, and attitudes which could have undesirable consequences. Discretion helps direct our words and actions to avoid accidents and situations that bring harm to ourselves and other people.
Enthusiasm is “putting my whole heart into what I do.” Whatever the task, no matter how big or small, it will always turn out better if you put your whole heart into it! Another great thing about enthusiasm is—it's contagious! Your ``spark`` of energy and excitement can ignite others to live their lives with enthusiasm.
Flexibility is “adjusting to change with a good attitude.” A palm tree survives heavy storms because it bends with the wind instead of breaking under pressure. Similarly, you can show flexibility by adjusting to change the best you can and making the most of each situation. Example, what do you do when you plan to hang out with friends, but your mom needs you to go with her to the store? Instead of complaining and feeling sorry for yourself, flexibility means looking on the bright side and rearranging your plans.
Forgiveness is “letting go of bitterness and revenge.” Forgiveness is not a feeling, and it does not take away or excuse what others have done. Real forgiveness is recognizing the problem and all the pain and hurt that comes with it—and then choosing to let go of any bitterness, anger, and desire for revenge so you can move on with life. If you don’t forgive or let go, your life starts to revolve around the other person and how you can get even.
Generosity is “being careful with what I have so that I can share.” Generosity does not only mean giving other people your money and things. It also means giving your time, attention, hard work, patience, kind words, and talents to help and encourage others. It is not always easy to treat other people kindly or respectfully; but a generous person does not let others’ actions define their own. They choose to be generous instead of stingy; and kind instead of hateful, no matter how the other person responds and acts.
Gratefulness is “showing appreciation for what I have.” This means recognizing what others have done for you and showing your gratitude. This kind of positive and thankful attitude makes someone pleasant to be with—especially compared to an ungrateful person who takes things for granted. No matter what your circumstance, you can always find something to be grateful for—if you look for it! Children can develop gratefulness by saying “thank you” for their food, clothing, shelter, and the many “extra” things they enjoy.
Honesty is “being truthful in what I say and do.” Honesty is more than just accurately reporting facts. It includes what you say, and it also includes what you don't say! For example, if your mom asks, ``Did you eat the cookies?`` you could accurately say ``no`` if you just ate one cookie. But that would be deceitful. Honesty also includes your actions. For example, to cheat on a test is to pretend you know the answers when you really don't. Honesty means saying and doing what is true, not false.
Initiative is ``recognizing and doing what needs to be done before I am asked to do it``. Initiative has to be balanced with patience and dependability. You cannot shirk your responsibilities in one area to show initiative in a different area. A person who shows initiative will not only demonstrate to those around them that they care for them, they will also cultivate a life of motivation. They will show that they are willing to step out and do what is right without having to be constantly reminded and prodded.
Loyalty is “showing my commitment through difficult times.” Loyalty is like tape or glue that is really strong. It doesn’t come apart easily. When your friends or family go through difficult times, you can practice loyalty by encouraging them and finding ways to help. Difficult times could be when people are sick, when they feel stressed, or when things go wrong. Do not be a “fair-weather friend”, someone who is a friend when everything is going well, but leaves as soon as trouble comes. A “fair-weather friend” cannot be trusted.
Obedience is “doing my duty with a good attitude.” Obedience is not just about rules, regulations, and punishment. It is really about cooperating with one another in order to have a safe and orderly school, home, and community. Think of the peace and freedom you enjoy when neighbors respect one another and obey the law—and the chaos that follows when there is no law and order. Obedience makes teamwork and cooperation possible by clarifying your duty and doing it to the best of your ability.
Orderliness is “keeping things clean and neat.” Orderliness is not a natural tendency or event. Even the second law of thermodynamics states that without intervention, all things move toward greater entropy and disorder. You can see this every day as your desk, purse, book bag, bedroom, closet, and vehicle become less organized and more dirty without someone making an effort to keep them clean and neat.
Patience is “waiting without getting upset.” Some things just take time—like growing up, traveling from one place to another, or learning something new. A patient person responds to these situations with a positive outlook and attitude. This includes trying new approaches and “pushing through” in order to overcome obstacles. Patience is a necessary part of life. Instead of getting frustrated when you face a difficult situation, patience helps you respond the right way—without getting upset or losing your temper.
Punctuality is ``showing respect for other people and their time.``Being on time takes preparation and forethought. It requires using your time wisely. This means that you do not waste time or allow yourself to be distracted. Prioritize the most important projects or classes and give yourself enough time to prepare. This allows you to keep your promises and make a habit of being in the places you said you would be at the times you indicated.
Respect is “treating others with honor and dignity.” Everyone has worth and dignity as a human being, whether they are young or old, rich or poor, male or female, or any other difference. This is why you should treat others with honor, dignity, and courtesy instead of bullying, harassing, or manipulating in order to get what you want. Self-respect means you recognize your own worth as a human being and avoid anything that will damage your mind, body, or integrity.
Responsibility is “taking ownership of my thoughts, words, and actions.” This trait is essential for becoming a healthy, happy, and productive person…and it is the basis for a free and civil society where each person does what he or she is expected to do. Responsibility begins with “little things” like taking care of your belongings, working with a good attitude, resolving conflicts peacefully, and owning up to mistakes. Taking responsibility in these “little things” prepares students for greater opportunities in the future!
Self-Control is “doing what is right, even when I don't feel like it.” Imagine riding in a car that is out of control. It can be frightening and very dangerous! This is also true for people who are out of control. They can hurt themselves and other people.Teacher Pack Image. Self-control is like having steering and brakes in the journey of life. It means saying ``no`` to some things in order to say ``yes`` to something better—something that can help you reach your goals!
Thoroughness is “taking care of details and doing my best”. Thoroughness is a quality that deals with details as well as the big picture. A thorough person sees a project through to the end leaving no detail incomplete; while also keeping in mind the overall purpose and timing of the project.
Tolerance is “showing respect for others who are different than me”. The word tolerance comes from the Latin verb tolerare, meaning “to bear.” To bear something means to carry a weight or to continue on in the face of pain or irritation. There are two times in particular when tolerance is very important—one is looking past character flaws and bearing with those who irritate you, the other is being respectful and understanding of the differences between people. Sometimes it means being kind and respectful to the people who are really irritating.
Wisdom is “applying truth to my daily decisions.” Being wise is different than being smart. A smart person knows a lot of facts, but a wise person is able to apply those facts to the situation at hand. If you want to make wise decisions, you must realize that every decision is important. Just as it takes thousands of small bricks to construct a large building, your character is made up of thousands of small decisions. You should also consider that every decision has a consequence. Sometimes consequences affect just one person, and sometimes they affect many.
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