Our goal is to ensure that every striving young adult has access to the guidance, resources, support, mentors and opportunities necessary to take charge of their education, career, life, and dreams.

Rise Together Nonprofit Programs

Rise Together

Rise Together is a nonprofit, outcome-driven team mentoring program that connects University of Virginia (UVA) students with first-generation and low-income K-12 youth in the Commonwealth. Rise Together mentoring teams provide weekly targeted academic support, social-emotional learning, workforce and college readiness, and service learning opportunities designed to lessen barriers to postsecondary attainment, support teachers, and build novel collaborative relationships between UVA and the community.

College Guidance

The Rise Together College Guidance Program is a two-pronged approach designed to guide 9-12th grade students from high school to college. The first component is an intensive individual college guidance program focusing on course selection, standardized test preparation, college search, and application support. The second component is engaging Rise Together Group Seminars and service learning projects, which allow students to work collaboratively to develop a growth mindset, personal determination, and academic/personal confidence.

Rise Together

Rise Together is a nonprofit, outcome-driven team mentoring program that connects University of Virginia (UVA) students with first-generation and low-income K-12 youth in the Commonwealth. Rise Together mentoring teams provide weekly targeted academic support, social-emotional learning, workforce and college readiness, and service learning opportunities designed to lessen barriers to postsecondary attainment, support teachers, and build novel collaborative relationships between UVA and the community.

College Guidance

The Rise Together College Guidance Program is a two-pronged approach designed to guide 9-12th grade students from high school to college. The first component is an intensive individual college guidance program focusing on course selection, standardized test preparation, college search, and application support. The second component is engaging Rise Together Group Seminars and service learning projects, which allow students to work collaboratively to develop a growth mindset, personal determination, and academic/personal confidence.

Rise in the News

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”

Rise Together Launches Summer Program

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 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

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Why Rise Together?

Every young adult 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 Together 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, school districts, and employers nationwide.

Our Community Partners