ARISE works because the quality of the life skills curriculum lessons information provided is so cutting-edge, so understandable. Even angry, combative at-risk youth respond immediately. They enjoy being listened to minus the put downs. Yes, some sit motionless, avoiding eye contact, tuning out when they are first introduced to an ARISE group session.
It’s when they impress their friends with all the intriguing facts and cool things they picked up at ARISE group sessions. Many youth are captivated by the ARISE true life stories and biographies of those who refused to quit after making serious mistakes in life and then went on to achieve success. ARISE Stories, life lessons and group sessions show youth they can bounce back and achieve what they never even imagined. ARISE groups and those who conduct them open up a world of new possibilities encouraging youth to connect with those who can enhance their lives so they become the best version of themselves.