Our goal is to ensure that every student has access to the resources, support, mentors and opportunities necessary to take charge of his/her education, life and dreams.

Rise Together

Rise Together is non-profit a group mentoring program that connects University of Virginia (UVA) with k-12th grade students in the Charlottesville area by providing consistent leadership training, workforce readiness, mentoring experiences, and community engagement opportunities designed to promote positive social norms and personal achievement.

Rise Together

Rise Together is a group mentoring program that connects University of Virginia (UVA) with k-12th grade students in the Charlottesville area by providing consistent leadership training, workforce readiness, mentoring experiences, and community engagement opportunities designed to promote positive social norms and personal achievement.

Rise in the News

Rise Together and Albemarle County Students Cultivate Garden for Public Housing

A Charlottesville public housing complex is now brighter thanks to a garden project carried out by Rise Together and Western Albemarle High School students

Rise Together Facilitator Gets Featured on UVA Today

Read this amazing article featuring Nicole Leal, one of our student facilitators. In the article, it discusses how Nicole has found her voice while in college and has been focusing on making the community a better place by focusing on her passions. Keep up the great work Nicole!

Nonprofit Brings UVa Mentors to Albemarle AVID Classes

Rise Together, led by UVa third-year student Bryan Christ and his mother, Gina, has brought dozens of UVa students to AVID classes at Western Albemarle High School and Walton Middle School for its mentoring program.

Hear what our facilitators and students have to say about Rise Together

Why Rise?

Every child deserves the chance to be seen and educated on a personal level, develop a service-oriented and growth mindset, unlock their talents, and realize their potential and dreams. Rise believes that we all have a shared responsibility to educate the next generation of global leaders, so our organization is committed to complementing and enhancing the efforts of families, educators and school districts nationwide. Rise works within the school system to provide the affordable, adaptable, and sustainable support that school communities need in order to meet federal and state educational requirements, address the evolving needs of students and communities, and transform today’s educational challenges into tomorrow’s educational opportunities.  Rise fosters an environment of empowerment and accountability that harnesses the efforts of administrators, teachers, families, students and community members.

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