RISE2IMPACT is embedded in the intersection of school and community outreach. We utilize education, exposure and community service to inspire young boys of color to dream the impossible.

Featured Project. Building a future.

RISE2IMPACT has big things on the horizon. We are excited about our future plans. Please stay tuned and check in regularly for updates.

Empowering Our Youth Through Academics

RISE 2 IMPACT, formed in 2012 because young boys of color in our school, community, and nation are experiencing issues that lead to decreased success in school. RISE 2 IMPACT addresses persistent opportunity gaps faced by African American male students to ensure all young people can reach their full potential. This happens through the cultivation of intentional experiences and opportunities that inspire and challenge our young men to see themselves as commodities and not burdens to society as they are so often portrayed.

Engagement Is Our Key To Academic Success

Weekly engagement is our key to ensuring R2I members have access to sustainable programming, thus increasing their chances for academic success.
Youth Served

in Charlotte’s South
Learning Community

Community Service

hours members spent giving back to their community.

Scholarship Gifts
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awarded enabling our members to attend college.

Graduation Rate
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85% of our graduates attend college, while 5% enlist in the military and 10% join the workforce.

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RISE in Action

Based at South Mecklenburg High School, RISE2IMPACT engages with African-American Males on a weekly basis. View highlights from our discussions, social events and interactions with our guest speakers.

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