Through partnerships and programs, we inspire leaders in sports to create positive change on matters of race and equality.
RISE programs feature our dynamic, interactive curriculum, which increases an understanding of racial equity and builds cultural competence. We equip professional, collegiate and school-aged athletes, coaches and administrators with the tools to address matters of racism, prejudice and inclusivity.
RISE's curriculum covers topics such as identity, bias, diversity concepts and athlete activism and teaches skills such as perspective taking, empathy, critical thinking and leadership. RISE works with high schools, middle schools and community organizations to engage teens and their coaches in programs that combine RISE's experiential learning curriculum and skill building with sports. Participants often play together and learn together.
RISE programs with teen athletes, coaches and athletics staff have been conducted with partners across the country, including in the Miami and surrounding communities through work with Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, the Miami Dolphins, the The First Tee, North Miami PAL, University of Miami and more.
Our programs, which are offered virtually or in-person, build skills and create safe spaces to have important and often difficult conversations about race, perceptions and stereotypes that must take place in order for a community to grow. We empower participants of all ages to be leaders for racial equity, social justice, diversity and inclusion.
RISE is a national nonprofit that educates and empowers the sports community to eliminate racial discrimination, champion social justice and improve race relations.