Programming at RYSE is anchored in the belief that young people have the lived knowledge and expertise to identify, prioritize, and direct the programs, activities, and services necessary to benefit their well being.RYSE’s approach is strength-based and resilience building. RYSE supports the healthy development of young people through a holistic approach that engages participants in programs and services grounded in the principles of youth leadership and social justice. RYSE allows for multiple points of entry and engagement for young people in a manner that feels like "one program."
RYSE provides programming both on-site at our facility and off-site in the community. Off-site work includes collaborations with the West Contra Costa County School District, including individual schools and other community agencies that support our youth members and broaden the services that we provide to our youth members.