The RISE Initiative is dedicated to helping foster resiliency amongst at-risk youth while creating a culture of health and wellness. The RISE Initiative focuses on establishing a safe space where youth can learn strategies to strengthen their resilience, wellbeing, and emotion intelligence while promoting life skills and leadership. RISE is dedicated to raising awareness and reducing the stigma vulnerable populations face regarding homelessness, poverty, mental health, and exploitation through education, interactive workshops and sharing personal experience. At-risk youth are vulnerable and can become easy prey to those who want to lure them into drugs, sex trafficking and gangs and other unhealthy lifestyles. Once involved in these lifestyles youth may find it challenging, if not impossible to turn their lives around no matter how hard they try. That is why to break the cycle of destructive behaviour, the RISE Initiative's mission is to help prevent vulnerable youth from reengaging in risky behaviour and support their successful transition to adulthood.
Participants gain knowledge of strategies to improve mental health and wellbeing through stress management, mindfulness, and positive thinking.
Participants gain knowledge of nutrition and fitness fundamentals. And how to implement a lifestyle of healthy, balanced lifestyles.
Participants development of leadership skills including: career planning, relationship building, communication, and professionalism.
Workshops can be combined or taught individually.