Youth R.I.S.E.

Youth R.I.S.E.


Youth ServicesBoard of Directors

About Us

Youth R.I.S.E. began when a Kansas City Missouri School District middle school teacher and a Kansas City Missouri Police Officer observed that the youth within the Kansas City communities were experiencing a sense of anomie that fostered a very short-sighted perspective on life, causing many of them to lose faith in their possibilities and true potential.

Youth R.I.S.E. continues to reach many youth that have otherwise been labelled as ''unreachable''. Through mentorship, we have provided opportunities for these youth to develop skills and learn about teamwork, leadership, resilience, responsibility, the importance of education, interpersonal skills, and athletics.

Over the years, Youth R.I.S.E. has grown to support a large number of youth from Kansas City Missouri, Kansas City Kansas, Lees Summit, Belton, and Olathe. Youth R.I.S.E. has emerged into one of the few youth mentorship programs that truly focuses on this population within Kansas City, leading it to triple in size within one year.


  • Youth Mentorship
  • Life skills
  • College and Labor Force direction and support


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Sorting bags of basic needs during the initial stages of COVID quarantine to our families in needs.
More supplies for families struggling due to the COVID restrictions.
Delivering to families any basic needs.
Lots of goodies for our struggling families.
Coach and Executive Director delivering basic needs for some of our families.
Some of our awesome volunteers preparing to deliver basic needs to our families.