Summer Enrichment participants
7 Habits Of Highly Sucessful Teens graduates
Safe Dates graduates
Youth and Teens
Part of our programming at Rise reflects our commitment to serving local youth and teens who can be diverse in background and unique in need. Program goals include rich content presented by trained professionals in safe-to-express environments. Often supplementing school initiatives, our Rise programs for Youth and Teens place kids not only on the receiving end of services, but encourages them to become front-line givers to their community as well.
In partnership with East Windsor Regional School District, we host Rise Summer Academic Enrichment Program., a six-week summer day camp for local children from kindergarten through eighth grade. This program is designed to provide quality summer childcare for local families while providing a fun and educational experience. Fees are assessed on a sliding scale in order to be affordable to all families.
Anyone interested in donating outdoor supplies, beach materials, games or activities, arts and crafts, or classroom and first aid supplies, please feel free to consult our Wish List and contact the Rise office at 609-443-4464.
children, ages 5-14, since 2001 registered for the Summer Camp.
Girls and 30 Boys since 2008 students graduated from the Safe Dates/7 Habits programs.
goLEAD high school students since 2014.
Safe Dates is a ten-session dating abuse prevention program that is offered to middle school students. This program aims to raise students’ awareness of what constitutes healthy and abusive dating relationships, raise students’ awareness of dating abuse, change adolescent norms about dating violence, and equip students with the skills and resources to help themselves or friends in abusive dating relationships. It focuses on teaching positive skills for healthy dating relationships, including positive communication, anger management, and conflict resolution. Counseling support is provided for children and families.
The Safe Dates program is made possible by a generous grant from the Princeton Area Community Foundation Fund for Women and Girls.
Seven Habits of Highly Successful Teens
Based on the best selling book by Sean Covey, this series helps students identify solutions to problems they face every day by teaching them strategies and self-evaluation techniques. It gives them real life perspectives and they will learn to achieve their goals by increasing their self confidence, improving their self-image and building interpersonal skills.
GenerationOn Leadership, Education, and Development (goLEAD) is a carefully crafted youth leadership institute for high school students. Based on the popular Points of Light Youth Leadership Institute (PYLI), which was designed by the Center for Creative Leadership, this updated program provides new opportunities for youth to practice 21st century competencies, think locally and globally, use technology, and reflect. After completing the 30 hour program, participants will be equipped with leadership and communication skills, and will gain community and self-awareness by completing a service project.
Rise to College Readiness
This initiative funded by the NJ Office of Faith Based Initiatives will provide support for the practical mechanics of applying for college. It will assist the underrepresented juniors and seniors in the East Windsor Regional School District in navigating the complex process of planning, searching, applying, choosing, and paying for college. Barriers will be removed and mentors will provide guidance to the students interested in pursuing additional education.
Rise to Youth Entrepreneurship
This initiative funded by the NJ Office of Faith Based Initiatives will teach the local youth about the skills required to build a strong business, transform lives, strengthen families, and build a sustainable community. The students will learn habits that they will need to succeed academically, in business, and on a personal level. Entrepreneurship education encourages lifelong learning and increases the likelihood that young workers will view obstacles as opportunities and it will provide them with the ability to adapt when facing challenges. Young people who are able to obtain stable employment are not as dependent on public assistance and are less likely to participate in at-risk behavior or delinquency.