RISE (Reinforcing the Importance of Support in Education)
The RISE program is committed to reinforcing the importance of support in education by building relationships through passionate service.
- We believe all students have potential.
- We believe rigorous education can empower students and help them achieve this potential.
- We believe genuine relationship can motivate and direct each student's potential.
- We believe all students have the potential to be agents of change in their communities.
- We believe in collaborating with community partners to identify the needs of the institution.
- We believe in building longterm partnerships between Whitworth University and its community partners.
- to meet students where they are
- to provide students with the academic and relational support necessary to graduate from high school
- to challenge students to go beyond their expectations in the pursuit of higher education
2015-16 Program Impact
- During the 2015-16 academic year, RISE's social return on investment totalled $20,475.83 in tutoring and mentoring services provided. A total of 91 volunteers served 511 students, amassing 718 service hours.
- Key Community Partnerships: North Central High School, Glover Middle School, Holmes Elementary School, Northwood Middle School and Spokane Public Schools.
- The annual data from our community partners shows that 71% marked "Strongly agree" when asked if they would like to continue partnership with RISE. The remaining 29% marked "Agree." Seventy-one percent marked "Would strongly recommend a partnership with RISE to other organizations." The remaining 29% marked "Agree." These figures indicate considerable positive feedback during RISE's first year of developing community partnerships and seem to forecast a sustainable future.
Become a mentor today! Find out how to get involved by contacting email@example.com:
- Holmes Elementary
- Glover Middle School
- Northwood Middle School
- North Central High School
- Junior Achievement
If you would like to become a mentor at any of these sites, please stop by the Dornsife Center for Community Engagement, located in Weyerhaeuser Hall 104, to fill out a background check form.