Rise Above

The Rise Above program is a trauma-informed, social-emotional learning and substance abuse prevention program that helps youth cultivate life skills to overcome trauma and thrive. Rise Above is divided into four units to promote positive youth development: Mastering Your Thoughts and Feelings, Boosting Your Greatest Inner Strength, Building Healthy Relationships, and Living a Drug-Free Life. Rise Above contains numerous fun, hands-on and mindfulness-based activities that foster competencies and resiliency. Through engaging online interactive activities the program teaches teens how to develop healthy coping skills to understand and manage their thoughts and feelings, enhance adaptive self-control, form healthy relationships with effective communication skills and ultimately apply the skills and values needed to live a drug-free life. For more information about the Rise Above curriculum, visit www.riseabovenow.org.