Our Mission

RISE for Youth is a nonpartisan campaign committed to dismantling the youth prison model by promoting the creation of community-based alternatives to youth incarceration.  Our work centers the voices of impacted youth and communities and challenges racial injustice in Virginia.

#ExtraMile for Youth Justice Parade 2020!

RISE for Youth’s fourth annual Justice Parade for Youth has launched, and the theme is “Go the #ExtraMile for Youth Justice!” This year we are hosting a virtual Justice Parade to keep everyone safe. That means we are asking our supporters and allies to choose any day in July and walk a mile, whether alone or with friends, for Youth Justice. 

The mile you walk will symbolize the #ExtraMile we must all be willing to go to ensure every young person in Virginia is free from over-policing and the threat of unnecessarily ending up in the justice system.

Will you host a fundraiser for youth justice during this year’s virtual parade? The RISE Team is asking you to create a peer-to-peer fundraising page, share the link to your fundraising page with  your friends, family and network and invite them all to support youth justice by sponsoring your walk.

Join us this July and let’s all “Go the #ExtraMile for Youth Justice!”


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