Arise Foundation

Rating: 4.77 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Disaster Aid, Crime & Law, Philanthropy

Location: 840 Us Hwy One Suite 240 North Palm Beach FL 33408 USA

Mission: ARISE's focus is on troubled youth; violent, aggressive offenders who thumb their nose at family and community often ending up in juvenile detention. ARISE has chosen to deal with this population who have substance-abuse dependency, mental and emotional problems and, in all likelihood, have been subjected to physical, and sexual abuse. They require much more than just a secure facility for any chance at a normal life. ARISE delivers its social skills lessons to approxamately 5,000 at-risk youth each week as an antidote for their menacing anti-social behavior.According to America's Promise: The Alliance for Youth, nearly 67% of African American children and almost 25% of white children live in households with only one parent. Two million American children have a parent in jail and approximately 8 million children regularly spend time without adult supervision. A total of 30 million young Americans live in families with incomes below the poverty level. Life is often too hard for many youth. With daily survival often the priority, many of the tools youth need to make healthy choices are not available. This is where the ARISE Foundation make a difference. A 1998 study by Vanderbelt University estimated that each high-risk juvenile prevented from adopting a life of crime could save the country between $1.7-2.3 million.ARISE Foundation?s mission is to introduce valuable life skills to youth, enabling them to achieve their highest potential through training and education. This mission is accomplished in two ways, through the development of life-skill lessons and through careful training of ARISE certified life-skills instructors. ARISE has written over 260 life-skill lessons, such as anger management, conflict resolution, and finding and keeping a job, among others. These lessons were carefully written to be highly interactive and understandable for at-risk youth ages pre-k to teens. This population required gentle encouragement to express their honest feelings in ARISE groups. To accomplish this, rigorous staff training was a must. ARISE created a unique delivery system for teaching life skills by training staff in seven intensive hours on precisely how to conduct memorable, interactive, group life-skill lessons. A remarkable 5,000 ARISE Certified Life Skills instructors have also been trained. They have taught an astounding 3,500,000 documented hours of ARISE Life-Skill Lessons to at-risk youth in Florida and Washington D.C. ARISE Foundation?s goals are to continue to create lessons and update training, as well as broaden the number of people using these tools worldwide. ARISE foundation is unique in that it is the only program of its kind created specifically for juvenile offenders.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The work Arise performs is unparalleled. The benefits to our society as a whole are most impressive, and will strengthen this country. Thank you for helping America, as well as the other countries around the world, where Arise has been able to have a positive impact.

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I am aware of all the good Arise has done

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There are no changes that I could recommend.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The Arise training has benefited me more than any other training that I have taken. The tools that were given to me out shined any other.

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I have used the tools that were taught to me and they worked!

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I would make no changes.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 3 stars  

The ARISE Trainings are great!! We look forward to the trainings as we have learned tools to use in all of our affairs.

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upon returning to work at the group home we used tools learned to challenge our residents in their everyday lives as well as my own.

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No changes at this time needs to be made

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The ARISE trainings are the best I've ever experienced. All of us participating in the training leave with such enthusiasm, as well as great tools to use daily. What is conveyed during training crosses over from our work environment into our personal lives in a very positive way. I highly recommend people to take these trainings. Although designed for staff working with at-risk populations, the Drop It at the Door training would be great for corporations to use to improve moral and increase productivity.

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I have personally enjoyed three different trainings, all of them exceptional.

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I'd like to see these trainings in every school, and every organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Arise does a great job serving at-risk youth all over the world. I have friends that really never learned life skills. they lose their cool and they get into trouble. if they had only used some of the ARISE materials that says "count to ten before react" life would be much simpler for them.

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I have read a lot of the material that they produce. Boy did i learn a lot of life skills.

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make sure that every kid in middle school and high school would use some of the ARISE life skills material.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Teaching life skills and nurturing/encouraging people to be their best is far and away more effective than punishment and incarceration. he ARISE program should be in *every* school, in *every* community, in *every* detention center/jail/prison.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the statistics of recidivism drop drmatically.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

develop a marketing/PR campaign to get the word out about them available to all who need it.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

Through a friend.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have nothing but the best to speak of. Everything that comes in and out of this Foundation has been positive. We have touched so many lives and continue to do so. There are so many people in this world that need the ARISE Foundation!

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everyday life, both at home and in the office.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I implimented ARISE in a residential facility. This is the first time that I have implimented a program component that NO complaints were recieved!. The staff loved it, the clients loved it and results were seen right away! Wonderful programming.

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5 stars

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Its is great as is and constantly being updated

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Rating: 5 stars  

My personal experience with ARISE Foundation had led me to understand the incredible dedication and expertise the founders have provided to the Juvenile Justice System. Beginning in Florida over 25 years ago, this service of training-the-trainer to assist youthful offenders has spread throughout the United States and the world. Most impressive have been the outside assessments that the program has undergone which have provided outstanding results for the effectiveness of the program. Commendation is deserving to the founders for their practice of giving their teaching materials free to developing nations' organizations who wish to improve their juvenile justice systems.

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learning of the extensive positive results they have effected throughout the Florida Juvenile Justice System, and the esteem in which they are held by Juvenile Justice System officials.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Employ an expert grants writer to find funds to support the expansion of the ARISE Foundation into more developing nations. Focus on delivering the programs online for the convenience of underserved populations

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Rating: 4 stars  

Am Jude working with the youths in Uganda, ARISE Foundation has been so beneficial to us because they provided free life skills materials to us and we have used them to change so many lives of people in my country Uganda. We have been able ...to train youths about Anger Management and Dangers around kids such as fire, electricity cables. Arise Foundation is a great organisation which every person who needs change should support. I pray for God's blessings to continue with this organisation so that the whole world will be touched.

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