These are the concepts at the heart of our program. They are the big ideas that inspire and drive our scholars, coaches, and staff to be Ready to Rise.
There’s a change-maker within each of us. If you’re passionate about an issue—whether it’s racial injustice or climate change or an unfair policy at school—you can do something about it. Ready to Rise is committed to help you raise awareness, build communication skills and learn strategies to lead change wherever you are.
We honor the diversity of opinions, perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures. As part of building your skills as a leader within a multicultural world, you are encouraged to express yourself, share your culture and learn from others’ cultures as well.
COACH & PEER SUPPORT
We’re in it together. In college and in life, relationships are essential. Make time for your coaches and your RTR peers—to volunteer, eat, study or just hang out. These are people you can be real with; who know your story and have your back.
We believe in giving back. Volunteering is good for others and good for yourself. Community service projects provide tangible gifts to others in need while teaching us valuable lessons about ourselves and our world.
We believe college graduation is possible for everyone if you put in the effort and use your resources. What classes to take? Where to go when you’re struggling? How to manage limited money? Limited time? Ready to Rise shows you how to use campus resources—including figuring out what, when and who to go to, so you can stay on track all the way to graduation.
College is the time for scholars to decide on career goals, figure out the path to get there and to get moving. It’s your path, your choices and your hard work that will get you to your career goals. The Ready to Rise program and campus career centers have the tools, connections, and expertise to make the process easier.