Welcome to Youth on the Rise

Striving Beyond the Obstacles


We love young people here at Youth On the Rise! Our program aims to help our young people graduate from high school, obtain their GED, build a workforce development skills, attend trade school, and succeed in life with purpose. We believe high-quality support starting early has the most positive influence on youth achieving their full potential and becoming independent and productive citizens of society. Early intervention and skill building make all the difference.

Youth engagement is a win-win proposition.

Teacher sitting with high school students using tablets

Message from our Executive Director

We know that by implementing methods and programs that increase academic support in schools, students will be positively affected. By providing students with extra help in the form. of academic support, students are guided down the path towards graduation. It is critical that extra help opportunities be presented to students in a way that clearly communicates that additional effort on their part, combined with additional learning activities, will provide an obtainable path towards success. A variety of specific academic support strategies have been identified which have potential to provide assistance to struggling students as well as to prevent academic problems from developing. While it is beyond our scope to provide a detailed explanation or analysis of the research supporting these specific strategies, a brief description of each is provided with a brief description of the evidence supporting each strategy.

“When schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, youth excels and like school more.”

Brunell Kellman
Youth On the Rise Inc.
Executive Director/Founder
"Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it."

-Marian Wright Elderman

Proven Capabilities

Our programs comprised of a diverse group of afterschool workers, youth workers, credentialed teachers, social workers and other professionals, with varying levels of education and experience. Our participants usually fall under the following criteria:


12% of high school dropouts are unemployed.

High school dropouts are more than 8x as likely to commit crimes and serve prison time.

Only 1 in 10 youth from low-income families go on to graduate from a four-year college, compared with 28% of youth from middle-income families and 50% of youth from high-income families.

Each year, approximately 20,000 youth will age out of the foster care system in the US.

Serving Youth Ages 14-24


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