Our Philosophy


Our mission is to promote Respect, Integrity, and Success through Education.

Respect is the ability to recognize the worth of yourself, others, and the world in which you live. 

Integrity is the adherence to strong moral principles which enables trust; through it, we communicate individual accountability.

Success is the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.  

Education is the imparting of knowledge, skills, and behaviors. It is the means by which we inspire students to become aware of the limitless potential they offer the world. We believe that an education is the key to opportunity, personal discovery, and a better society. 

Our Goals

Project RISE seeks to empower students, especially those of color and those in underserved communities, to embrace educational opportunities. It does so by providing teachers, counselors, and positive role models in a supportive community setting with defined expectations and achievable goals. In the short term, the program seeks to strengthen each student’s academic achievement, self awareness, and self-efficacy. In the longer term, Project RISE seeks to inspire our students to pursue post-secondary education and fulfilling careers.