First Generation UVA and Local Students are Rising Together

First Generation UVA and Local Students are Rising Together

First Generation UVA and Local Students are Rising Together “Rise Together’s name symbolizes the belief that mentors and mentees elevate each other’s lives,” Bryan said.​ “At some point, everyone struggles to find their direction and purpose. The name reminds us that...
Rise Together Launches Summer Program

Rise Together Launches Summer Program

It wasn’t hard for them to see that there was also a local need for a summer program to help students acquire the skills to thrive in high school as well as college. “It’s not just academics,” Gina said. “Skills like public speaking, managing stress, even filling out...
Rise Together Facilitator Gets Featured on UVA Today

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...
Nonprofit Brings UVa Mentors to Albemarle AVID Classes

Nonprofit Brings UVa Mentors to Albemarle AVID Classes

A new nonprofit is taking University of Virginia undergraduates to help Albemarle County students prepare for college. 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...