824 US HWY 1 Suite #240
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Phone: (561) 630-2021
Fax: (561) 630-2790
CONTACT: EDMUND BENSON
Office: (561) 630-2021
EDMUND BENSON, CO-FOUNDER OF THE ARISE FOUNDATION, CELEBRATES HIS 83rd BIRTHDAY BY CONTRIBUTING OVER 100 LIFE MANAGEMENT SKILLS CURRICULA TO THE INTERNATIONAL NON-PROFIT COMMUNITY.
Jupiter Fl. – Edmund Benson, former at-risk kid and founder of the ARISE Foundation, is celebrating his 83rd birthday by giving a gift to the international nonprofit community: the creative licenses for any or all of the 100 ARISE Life Skills curricula materials. Benson will allow the materials to be translated free of charge into any language except for Spanish (which has been done), for use in life skills training for at- risk youth programs around the world.
Benson and his wife Susan created the nonprofit ARISE Foundation in 1986. The Foundation has since trained and certified over 5,626 ARISE Group Facilitators who have taught almost FIVE million documented hours of ARISE Life Skills lessons in Florida alone. ARISE programs are also used throughout the USA in Canada, Jamaica, England, Australia, the Bahamas, Bermuda, New Zealand, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Bosnia Uganda and Kazakhstan.
ARISE Life Skills Lessons are designed to engage at-risk children and adolescent populations with interactive, entertaining, easy-to-understand lessons about important topics such as anger management, self esteem, peer pressure, gang avoidance, drug and alcohol prevention, the power of networking, interviewing and keeping a job, domestic abuse, etiquette and manners, conflict resolution, bullying and violence prevention, health and hygiene, stress management, stranger safety and much more.
ARISE lessons leave a memorable impact on troubled youth because for the most part they are conducted by ARISE certified and trained Group Facilitators who carry out guided group discussions with exciting activities that are easily understood and put into practice. ARISE Group Facilitators inspire conversation, involvement and interest. The ARISE life skills lessons are not sequential. Each stands on its own, making them ideal for transient populations. Everyone starts fresh with each new learning experience.
ARISE Life Management Skills curricula is used in public, alternative and charter schools, juvenile justice facilities, residential treatment centers, probation departments, faith-based organizations, Salvation Army ,Boys & Girls Clubs, and organizations and individuals that educate orphans and other troubled youth around the world. The programs are written for underachieving children pre-k, elementary, middle school, teens and young adults with limited reading and writing capabilities. The ARISE Life Management Skills program has had documented success for the past 25 years with troubled youth who have behavior issues and special needs.
Those non-profit organization interested in the ARISE free creative licensing program can communicate directly with Edmund Benson by calling 561- 630- 2021 (overseas) ,USA call (1-888) 680 – 6100 or visit the ARISE website at http://www.at-