The RAISE (Raising Awareness and Inhibiting Stigma Everywhere) program uses our proven program structure as a springboard from which students focus specifically on mental health.

20 high-school students tackling the community’s biggest issues

Unique RAISE Components

Throughout all our programs, we use a unique 3-step philanthropic process intertwined with a robust leadership curriculum to teach teens the skills to make an impact.

RAISE is an example of customizing the curriculum to fit a community’s needs.

Because RAISE is a program focusing on a specific community need, every aspect of the YouthRoots program looks a little different in RAISE than in general programs. In RAISE, students learn about the complexity of mental health issues, different ways of addressing mental health needs, and work to tackle the stigma associated with mental health.

FOCUS: Mental Health

We kick off the year by diving deep into the most pressing issues facing youth in our local communities. Participants interact with a Panel of Experts with decades of experience in changing the world and make the final decisions about what issues the group will focus on.

Next students get to expose the community to the work their team is doing by meeting with professional movers and shakers and putting on creative fundraising events. They learn the essentials of giving a meaningful Fundraising Pitch and start bringing in the big bucks by meeting with professionals in the community who are looking to contribute to the most pressing issues.

This is where all the hard work pays off! Teams decide which nonprofits are doing the best at meeting the community needs and give away 100% of the funding raised to these organizations. Students provide much-needed services to at-risk youth who may otherwise not receive them. This program helps develop leadership skills while changing the world!

Ready to see the life-changing impact ripple through your own community? Contact us today to learn how easy it is!

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