2012 ARISE Person of the Year
824 US HWY 1 Suite #240
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Phone: (561) 630-2021
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CONTACT: EDMUND BENSON
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ARISE Foundation’s 2010 person of the year AWARD PRESENTED TO Steve Mullis – Central Regional Director for Detention Services
Tampa, FL – ARISE Foundation is pleased to announce that on March 22nd they will present Steve Mullis, the Florida Central Regional Director for Detention Services, with the 2010 ARISE Person of the Year Award. This award is given to individuals for their outstanding support and dedication to working with at-risk and troubled youth.
Steve Mullins has worked closely with the ARISE Foundation to ensure that all central region detention centers, in Florida, implement and utilize the ARISE life-skills curriculum and staff training. The ARISE program is designed specifically to target at-risk youth in juvenile justice facilities, as well as prevention programs for troubled youth in local schools and community based organizations.
As a non-profit organization and independent of the Juvenile Justice System, ARISE relies on cooperation and support from department leaders to implement ARISE Programs efficiently and effectively. Steve Mullis is a valued supporter, who has made it possible for ARISE to continue to provide its evidence-based program to all the detention centers in his region, by promoting the implementation of the ARISE program across the central region.
Since ARISE was established, it has trained and certified over 5,457 ARISE Life-Skills Group Facilitators who have taught over 5,400,000 documented hours (averaging 13,646 hours per month) of interactive ARISE Life Skills lessons for at-risk youth and teens across the United States and beyond. ARISE is also being used in Canada, Jamaica, England, Australia, Bahamas, Bermuda, New Zealand, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Bosnia, Kazakhstan, Kingdom of Bahrain, South Africa, Vietnam, Uganda, Nigeria and Haiti. The ARISE curricula is presently being translated into Kazakh and Russian for use with orphans.
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