Financial giving


To cover the expenses for one student in our 9-5 program costs $17,500 per year, or about $1,450 per month. Our affordable tuition covers only 12% of this cost. The rest is covered by the generous donations made by people just like you. Please join us in our commitment to providing a transformative education to the most vulnerable of us.



Your monthly support becomes a vital lifeline for our school by giving us the security of financial support for an entire year. Ongoing donations of $25 to $1,000 go towards a variety of operational expenses. For example, 

  • $25/mo supports field trips to colleges, museums, and career tours

  • $500/mo ensures our students have access to the most up to date equipment for STEM education

  • $1,000/mo provides daily homework tutoring for an entire class


We're grateful for all gifts, however large or small. Any amount is an investment in young people's lives.

Your gift helps support our arts and tech program, classroom library, gardening, and school building.

For donations of stock and securities, planned giving, or in kind, please contact



Our goal is to pair every scholar with a supportive sponsor who will match the tuition they pay and encourage them to their utmost. Your sponsorship donation is pooled with other sponsors to fund programs and services that benefit your sponsored student and his or her school community. Sponsors will receive quarterly updates and letters from the student, invitations to school events, including lunch with the student during Sponsor Week–and a Rise Prep T-shirt!

The student will receive a college banner from their sponsor's alma mater and valuable friendship. Sponsors commit for a year with the option of following the student until they graduate from middle school. Help build a bridge to success for a student.