RISE Initiative was founded by Rhonelle Bruder in 2018 as a grassroots project to support vulnerable youth. However, over the past year, it became clear that this movement is much more than just one person and so RISE Initiative 2020 was born. RISE is now also a community of knowledge, inspiration, and empowerment for survivors, allies, and advocates to come together to learn and support each other.
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In this workshop, participants learn tools to strengthen their resiliency. Equipping youth with keys to manage challenge, adversity, and hardship and use these experiences as the springboard to greater success
This workshop helps teens learn about relationship building, self-care, communication, boundaries,co nsent, and safety planning. Teens are especially vulnerable for abuse or exploitative relationships, that is why this workshop focuses on helping teens build a foundation of self- confidence and self-love.
This workshop explores the much talked about but grossly misunderstood issue of domestic sex trafficking. Breaking down how human trafficking happens and what are the red flags and signs, young people should be aware. This information is relevant for youth navigating everyday life and on on-line communication.
RISE Initiative accepts donations to help reach more vulnerable and youth-at-risk for trafficking by providing talks, workshops and more to connect to those that need it most. By donating to RISE you will also help us to spread awareness on human trafficking and other forms of exploitation and vulnerability.
Please note that RISE is not a charity or nonprofit organization but rather a social enterprise. Therefore we do not provide donation receipts for income tax purposes.