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Readiness In
Sport Education
a 501(c)3 Organization

The R.I.S.E. program gives high school
students hands-on learning experiences
to prepare them for professional success
in sports marketing and media.

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OUR MISSION

At R.I.S.E. (Readiness In Sport Education, 501(c)(3)), we believe that sports have the power to change the world. We recognize that systemic inequities drive disparities and many youth are unable to pursue their employment dreams. Our mission is to fight for their equality. R.I.S.E. provides tuition-free learning opportunities and expert mentorship to high school students to prepare them for a career in sports marketing and media.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

As a nonprofit organization, we rely on support from donors, sponsors, and volunteers to
provide the R.I.S.E. program to all students at no cost and ensure a level playing field
where socioeconomic status is not a barrier to experience and opportunity.

There are many ways to help R.I.S.E. enhance educational opportunities for students interested
in working in the sports industry and provide economic mobility to under-resourced students.

“Donating to R.I.S.E. meant that I was giving directly back to high school students
passionate
about learning new skills. Skills that create a bright future for them.
I only wish this program
had existed when I was in High School!”
-R.I.S.E. Donor

DONATE

Our tax-deductible donation will help cover costs of running and staffing the R.I.S.E. program.

VOLUNTEER

We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds to help us make R.I.S.E. a success! To learn how you can join our team, contact us now.

SPONSOR

When your business supports R.I.S.E., you not only help develop the next generation of sports industry leaders; you also show the community how much you care. Contact Executive Director, Chris Barry cbarry@readinessinsporteducation.org to learn about sponsorship opportunities.

HEAR FROM OUR STUDENTS & VOLUNTEERS

“We are really excited to partner with the R.I.S.E. program. The skills and resources they will provide
our students will be paramount in their development. To be able to have hands on and portfolio
building ability at this stage in their life is awesome.”

Philip Davanzo
Cox Mill High School Athletics Director

“Sports media is a field that has so much range and so many opportunities to connect the spectators to the sport. As Athletic Directors, we try to take advantage of that range and opportunities at the Education-based Athletics level. At Mallard Creek High school, we are always seeking functional opportunities to connect with our students, student-athletes, and other stakeholders so we’ve found awesome benefits through our partnership with the R.IS.E. program as it fits our distinguished mission.”

Quante Speight
Mallard Creek High School Athletic Director

“The R.I.S.E. program has taught me so much about the broadcasting and sports
industry, and has helped me learn what I want to do in the future. I encourage any student
interested in the realm of sports to join and see the amazing things R.I.S.E. has to offer.”

David Katz
Cox Mill High School Senior Student/ Play By Play Announcer

“Ortho Carolina is honored to be an inaugural partner in the R.I.S.E. program. Dedicated to supporting and growing our local communities, we think providing access, education and training to our local high school students has both short-term and long-term benefits and we are thrilled to help make possible. We are excited by the growth of the program and look forward to a lasting partnership dedicated to making opportunity available for students.”

Blair Primis
SVP Marketing & Talent Management, OrthoCarolina/Co-Director
OrthoCarolina Foundation

“I would like to thank you guys for all the learning opportunities that you have given me over the past year.
They have truly helped me make my decision for college. I lastly wanted to thank you guys for believing in me.
And out of everything this part was one of the ones that meant the world to me.”

Mckenzie
Hough High School Senior
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