Let's RISE UP!
To educate and empower students and faculty to positively change the way we view and handle mental health in our schools. We will create leaders for a mentally healthier tomorrow by equipping our school systems with the tools and strategies needed to battle and overcome the fight for better mental health.I want to HELP!
Growing up is hard, isn’t it?
Hell, some of you are still trying to figure that one out.
But think back to when you were coming of age as an early teen.
Think of all the times you thought the world was going to come to an end…
Just how hard it was navigating your hormone-filled emotions…
I don’t know about you, but when I think about those times…
Personally, those years were filled with a mix of anxiety-induced migraines all the way to “why am I here?” depression.
Oh, and we’re not even going to get into the compartmentalization that resulted in me not remembering entire chunks of my life.
I’m sure it’s buried deep somewhere in the abyss that is my subconscious.
I was trying to navigate a world I was nowhere even close to being equipped to handle.
I didn’t have any of the tools I needed to handle the roller coaster ride that was my emotions.
Did you have someone that taught you what the hell was going on inside that developing body and brain of yours?
If so, you were extremely fortunate, and please understand how rare that is so you can be thankful for it!
My mission in life is to take the rarity out of that situation
Let me ask you this:
How would your life be different?
What if, growing up, someone introduced you to personal growth?
What if, at an early age, you learned what emotional intelligence was?
You learned that depression and anxiety were just emotional states and not DEFINABLE LABELS you had to carry with you for the rest of your life?
That’s why I want to introduce you to my life’s mission and purpose.
Everything I have ever done in business is with this end in mind.
It’s the ultimate goal!
A program I’ve been working on and building for a few years now, and I need your help!
R.I.S.E. U.P. Stands For:
Invest In Yourself
Strength In Numbers
The initial launch of the program was designed to educate students on the importance of mental health but after much practical research and application, I knew there had to be a better way. I wanted to make a lasting impact so I decided to target the biggest influencers in most kids' lives… Their teachers and coaches. The kids are spending just as much if not more time at school and often school faculties have the greatest impact on the thought processes of students.
To give you a brief description, the program aims to educate school faculties on how to work with students to equip them with the tools and strategies to fight the battle of mental health.
From detecting early warning signs all the way to mental health first aid, RISE UP challenges school faculties to lead the way and influence the next generation. Educators hold a special place in my heart since both my parents are teachers and coaches. In fact, I was raised by a committee of educators that have taught me essential life skills that I carry with me today. From my parents, I saw the powerful impact they had on so many, and I want to empower our communities’ teachers and coaches to be a positive influence and lead by example.
Now is your chance to join the movement and help give back to those who have helped mold us, as well as, influence the next generation. We have big plans for the future of the program with plans such as student scholarships and student-led organizations to tie into what the teachers are doing and we want you to help us make an impact.