Offering opportunities to improve the quality of life for low-income and at-risk youth by guiding them to reach health & fitness goals through sports, nutrition education and outdoor recreational activities.



 Mentoring creates a positive impact in the lives of the youth because higher rates of high school graduation occurs and active youth are less likely to drop out of school. They find more self-confidence, self esteem, and are able to create big goals for themselves. 

Outdoor Recreational Opportunities


Let's go hiking, kayaking, fishing, biking, canoeing, gardening and much more to reach fitness and health goals.  Many of these activities are considered nontraditional to low-income youth because cost is an issue.  Through these experiences the youth develops character and life skills.


RISE Sports


Sport programs have the power to promote the development of sportsmanlike behaviors, ethical decision-making skills, moral character development and provide a social environment to acquire personal and social values and behaviors contributing to good character and good citizenship. The arena of sport can provide opportunities for a student to learn honesty, integrity and ethical behavior.

Youth Basketball


We use basketball activities as a pathway for students to meet their fitness and health goals.  The youth have opportunities to participate year round in basketball leagues, camps, clinics and tournaments.


RISE Players

Programs that help players financially with playing, injuries, advocacy and more.

Programs that help players financially with playing expenses, player advocacy, safety education & awareness and character & leadership development.

RISE Education

Programs that strive to improve the quality of life for teachers, students, parents & communities.

Programs that strive to improve the quality of life for teachers, students, parents & communities.

RISE Business


This program educates inspiring small business owners about  designing materials for start-up businesses.  All money earned from services is donated to RISE Connections to help support RISE programs.

RISE Women


Programs that empower the lives of women of all ages through sports. We advocate for safe, equal playing conditions for elite athletes around the world. WUAG creates opportunities for women to have a career and earn a living while playing professional sports.