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.

Special Session

RISE Youth Leaders along with Youth Leaders from Abu Unity, Us 4 Us and We ARE penned an open letter to Governor Ralph Northam in support of Del. Kaye Kory’s budget amendments to move $4.7 million state dollars away from funding school resource officer programs and transfering that money to fund mental health positions in Virginia’s public schools! Read the open letter here.

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