"Rise above the influence" - Zack Gilbert, Class of 2016

About Us

What We Do

RISE2IMPACT, formed in 2012 because young boys of color in our school, community, and nation are experiencing issues that lead to decreased success in school. RISE2IMPACT 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.

Our Mission

We afford African American male students opportunities for association and positive interaction with faculty, administration, and with members of the community. Moreover, to promote ethical leadership, academic achievement, cultivate civic responsibility, improve and provide positive transition into and through high school.

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