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For almost 30 years, ARISE, a nonprofit organization, has provided life skills and staff training to often violent, hard-to-reach youth and those responsible for them. ARISE curricula and staff training enable ARISE-trained instructors to gain the trust of juvenile offenders. They succeed because the youth quickly understand that it’s not school, it’s ARISE. There are no putdowns for poor grammar or spelling errors. Neat handwriting is optional. All that’s requested in ARISE group sessions is participation.
Traumatized teens locked behind bars often feel abandoned, frightened and stressed. They require practical skills to see them through life. Missing are the life lessons many of us learned as we sat around the dinner table discussing the day’s events. ARISE focuses on positive youth development. Instructors are ARISE trained to spotlight the positive in each youth, rather than putting them down with criticism and negative remarks. We succeed when the youth we work with stay out of the juvenile justice system and go on to lead a life free of crime. The support of active, concerned citizens like you helps us achieve that goal.
Since ARISE was established almost three decades ago, they have trained and certified over 5,000 instructors who have taught in excess of 4,000,000 documented hours of ARISE life skills lessons in Florida alone. ARISE is also being used in Canada, Jamaica, England, Australia, Bahamas, Bermuda, New Zealand, Mexico, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Bosnia, Kazakhstan, Kingdom of Bahrain, South Africa, and Vietnam. The ARISE curricula is presently being translated into Kazakh and Russian for use with orphans.
For more information, please call Edmund Benson at ARISE toll-free: 1 (888) 680-6100 or visit http://www.at-
Visit the ARISE website for more information on ARISE Drop It at the Door Training, ARISE Basic Health, ARISE Teen Pregnancy Prevention & Awareness and ARISE Spanish Materials.
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Provide valuable ARISE life skills and staff training to at-risk youth and the adults who care for them. We enable youth to achieve their highest potential as law-abiding citizens through ARISE group sessions conducted by well trained, ARISE facilitators.