“Educating yourself on your rights, in a day and age and political climate that constantly ignores, negates and denies them, often times feels inaccessible and impossible. But you should never question when you can speak up for yourself.”
“My favorite thing about RYSE is the people, I make new friends and participate in many programs with them.”
“My favorite thing about RYSE is that their main focus is on the youth and trying get us to be more involved in our community and stand up for what we believe in. I also love how everyone is accepted no matter race, gender, or ethnicity.”
“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 hearts go out to the families suffering from the devastating fires in Butte County. For those of us who can support them, here is a list of ways we can send both material and monetary donations.