Letting love be our guide!

“Rise Up 4 Change” is a 501(c) 3 non-profit educational program that works closely with disadvantaged/homeless youth to give our younger generation a more meaningful way to make positive choices and decisions, sense of purpose, family communication, and self- efficacy. We’re building relationships with community leaders, parents, collaborating with other non-profit organizations and dignitaries to ensure our youth are not forgotten or left behind.

Forty-three percent of children and teenagers were gunned down in South Florida.

Records from the Miami-Dade Examiner’s office show in the last decade, 1,754 children and teens have been killed by gun violence. A staggering 1,284 firearm homicides of the state’s youngest, took place between 2006 and 2018.That’s 1,284 babies, toddlers, boys, girls and teenagers lost to gunfire, according to figures from the Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Vital Statistics. Forty-three percent of those children and teenagers, including 18 and 19 year olds, were gunned down in South Florida, and Miami-Dade have remained a chronic problem. Rise Up 4 Change Inc. works to increase at risk-youth awareness of the danger involved and consequences of gun violence.

Our workshops and trainings are designed to empower our youth to become agents of social change. Our instructional workshops include: problem solving skills, character building, conflict resolution skills, breaking the cycle of violence, empathy, demonstrate improved resistance skills, self-efficacy, exploring the issues of power and control, self-esteem, social and emotional resilience, identity theft, bullying and social media impact on violence, the root cause of relationship violence, healthy relationships, healthy bodies and strong minds, domestic violence, texting and driving dangers, mentoring and tutoring etc.

Our workshops and trainings are held at four locations: Chapman Partnership in Homestead, Chapman Partnership North in Miami, Wilber B. Bell Park and Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay. Our staff consists of Law Enforcement Officers: Miami-Dade Police, Miami-Dade Corrections, Probation Officer, College Students, Educators, Parents and Volunteers.

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