You can help a student rise above
Investing in education is an investment in a community for generations to come.
Your support helps lift a Rise Prep student, many of whom will be the first in their family to attend college. But the impact of your support also reaches across relationships to lift their families and their community, and flows past the student’s lifetime to lift the generations that follow them. Every dollar donated and every hour volunteered sets in motion the transformation that gives hope to a neighborhood.
Below, you will find information on how you can support us financially, with your time, and with your prayers.
Rise students and their sponsors
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Support us with your time
When you volunteer, you join a community of adults who support our students in profound ways. Share your love of learning; help with homework time, math or reading; share your story, skills, and talents; or become a model of a professional in your field of work. We're especially looking for:
Front office help like answering phones, filing, copying, etc.
Mentors/tutors to provide personal attention to our scholars
Support us with your prayers
We firmly believe that God has called us to this particular work and earnestly desire your prayers for perseverance in loving our students following the pattern of Christ; for the development of mature young people; and for the flourishing of our community.
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