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The ARISE Blog

ARISE Certified Nine New Life Skills Instructors in Kentucky!

June 4, 2017

On May 25, 2017, nine trainees received their ARISE certification as Life Skills Instructors.  The two day training was delivered on site in Lexington, Kentucky and was taught by ARISE Senior Trainer Su Sigrist.  The following trainees graduated successfully: Rebecca Webb Therese Wright Carla D. Jordan Jeremy Reese Stephanie M. Andrews Melissa Dickey Eric Shaw […]

ARISE Certified Eight New Master Trainers!

May 26, 2017

Eight new ARISE Master Trainers received their certification during a ceremony on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Regional Headquarters of Goodwill in West Palm Beach. The comments about the training were very favorable.  After five days of intensive and sometime harrowing training, all of the participants stated that they now are confident training other […]

Mother has risen from the pain of losing a child to become a community activist for area youth.

February 2, 2017

The following article by Amanda Blain, published Jan 31, 2017 in the Olney Daily Mail, an Illinois regional newspaper, gives a clear picture of how ministries can make a difference in the lives of today’s youth.  Shelley went through the ARISE Online Life Skills Instructor training with flying colors and is now ready to be the […]

Alternatives to Incarceration for At-Risk Youth

November 9, 2016

Today, community based organizations play a pivotal role in providing diversion services for at risk juveniles including those released from the juvenile justice system. The key is preventing these troubled youth from entering the system in the first place. For the past 30 plus years, ARISE has provided its evidence based programs as an alternative to […]

YMCA Instructors attend the ARISE Life Skills Instructor training in Miami!

September 19, 2016

On September 10, ARISE Master Trainer Joliett Vega-Klusevsek conducted a two hour workshop for 22 Miami, Florida area YMCA group instructors.  The workshop was well attended and the trainees were thrilled with the results!  As Joliett mentions: “They LOVE ARISE!” When asked what they liked most about the workshop, some of the comments we heard […]


September 8, 2016

Blog by Lindford Hayes, HOFYR– This photo was taken during the recent Heart of Florida Youth Ranch (HOFYR) Facilitator’s Class# 3-2016.  Lindford Hayes, Program Director and ARISE Master Trainer, held a 4-day facilitator’s training class at the Bowen Auditorium in Citra, Florida.  The training was very unique in that they have merged The ARISE Curriculum […]

Conversations Behind Razor Wire— Interviews with Incarcerated Gang Members

September 7, 2016

  For its  book “GANGS”, filled with stories about the dangers of gang life, ARISE Foundation interviewed several incarcerated young gang members about their experiences. As part of its mission to write life skills curricula that is authentic and realistic, ARISE founder Edmund Benson went to a juvenile correctional facility  and sat down with several young […]

Gainesville Police Department Hosts ARISE 2-day Life Skills Instructor Training!

August 12, 2016

Blog by Su Sigrist The ARISE 2-Day Life Skills Training, hosted at the progressive Gainesville Police Department on August 2nd and 3rd, featured an additional training element in preparation for the upcoming school year.  In attendance were the Principal, Assistant Principal, and 15 Teachers from A. Quinn Jones – a local alternative school – plus three School […]

How to Include ARISE in the Grants You Write

June 6, 2016

We want to help you take advantage of the curriculum we have developed. Although we do not make grants, we offer evidence-based, award-winning life-skills curricula for at-risk youth, staff training, comprehensive reporting and data collection that are guaranteed to enhance your application and impress prospective granters. ARISE professional staff are standing by to assist you […]

Taneka’s Tales: Urban Fables

May 5, 2016

Everyone loves a good story. Stories are memorable. They inspire empathy, encourage imagination and have the capacity to be great teaching tools. Most kids and teens have trouble sitting still for lecture, but they will gladly listen to a story. Tell them a good tale, and you teach life skills through a “side door” in their mind. Taneka’s […]

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