RYSE creates safe spaces grounded in social justice for young people to love, learn, educate, heal, and transform lives and communities.

Many young people in Richmond navigate their daily lives with an unfair level of unpredictability, disrupting their desire and need for connection and community.

We envision a community that inspires youth to live with pride and purpose, where the sounds of gunshots have been replaced by the sounds of organizing, song, collaboration, laughter, and learning.

In everything we do, we work to ensure RYSE remains a consistent sanctuary of safety, compassion, and justice for all youth.