RISE mentors students in establishing RISE chapters at their schools.
RISE chapters serve as ‘mini-RISE’ organizations. Students learn the basics of running an organization, including recruiting members, hosting awareness and fundraising events, and building donor bases. RISE also mentors students in effective advocacy, including communicating human rights issues in ways that inspire others to want to learn more and get involved.
Each year, student chapters are responsible for funding a project benefiting RISE’s partner centers in Uganda and Nepal. Through doing so, students learn the basics of putting out and evaluating calls for proposals, deciding which program to fund, setting and meeting fundraising goals, and communicating the impact their program has on the lives of survivors.
The transformation, from being a person concerned about human rights issues to being a person who is empowered to make a difference, is the most rewarding aspect of the experience, both for students and for the RISE team.
Current RISE Chapters
Interested in starting a chapter at your school?