R.I.S.E Like the Phoenix, Impacting the Lives of Our Future Leaders

Elevate Phoenix First Generational High School Graduates become First Generational College Students

Elevate Phoenix students -who are primarily first generation high school graduates- are preparing themselves to make their goals of having hope for a future a reality.

For the last 6 years, Elevate Phoenix has had the privilege to partner with our Maricopa County Community Colleges, Business Leaders, and other organizations which has been instrumental in helping hundreds of low-income, at-risk urban youth succeed in college and beyond through the R.I.S.E Program.

R.I.S.E. stands for Relationships, Instructing, Supporting and Equipping at risk urban post-secondary students. Through this program, Elevate Phoenix students- who are primarily first generation high school graduates- are preparing themselves to make their goals of having hope for a future a reality. These students start the program the summer after they graduate. They participate in two classes and a Math Boot Camp experience which provides the opportunity to gain six college credits by the end of the program.

Elevate teacher mentors come alongside of the college staff for each student to receive personalized assistance with financial aid and academic advisement. They learn about resources and services to help them be successful in their college endeavors. Elevate students have the opportunity to receive scholarships upon successful academic progress. They also participate in a variety of educational and cultural enrichment activities both on and off campus. Students feel supported because they are able to fully engage with the Elevate Phoenix staff who provide life mentoring, tutoring, and community service experiences for each individual. These opportunities are what…

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