10 Facts about ARISE Life Skills: ARISE was started in 1986 by a former at-risk kid and high school dropout, Edmund Benson. He and his wife Susan, an experienced teacher with a Masters Degree, started the foundation as a way to reach at-risk youth. ARISE lessons teach everything from hygiene Read more →
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"Thank you so much Ms. Benson for providing me with this PPP. I have used the ARISE model for the past 10 years working with Juveniles involved in the correctional system, youth in foster care, as well as with adults inpatient psychiatric facilities and the community. ARISE is a program that has been extremely effective in working with the various populations teaching independent living and recovery skills."
Alvin Hinkle, MSW, CPM
Department of Behavioral Health
Washington, D.C. 20002