“As a therapist at RYSE, I co-create holistic healing spaces, grounded in social justice, with and for young people to share their pain, joy, disappointments, truths and dreams… I love that I get to be a part of young people’s healing journeys. Healing is hard work and there is also a lot of laughter and celebration in the process.”
“My favorite thing about RYSE is the people, I make new friends and participate in many programs with them.”
“I have met some young people who now hold a big piece of my heart. I love how they continually floor me with how amazing young leaders they are. I love so much watching them claim small victories every day whether it be a good grade, speaking up for themselves, or getting an interview opportunity. The energy and joy they exude is infectious and I always love sharing those moments.”
"Our youth are constantly giving back to community, making ends meet through their organizing, art, and storytelling. Through a sharing of healing and cultural practices we build community, re-ground ourselves, and stop as needed to prevent youth burnout. Our youth understand that our liberation is bound up with each others, so the need to work together, listen to each other, and love each other is crucial and ever so impactful in our collective movement towards liberation."