Readiness In Sport Education As a nonprofit organization, R.I.S.E. is committed to leveling the playing field so all young people can find a future in the sports industry. The R.I.S.E. program turns high school students into future sports marketing and media professionals through hands-on experiences and guidance from experts in the field.

Our Mission

Empowering youth to overcome barriers to social mobility through social integration, education, and access to opportunity. We believe that people of all backgrounds deserve equal access to educational and employment opportunities. Recognizing that our country’s history of racism and systemic oppression continues to drive educational and employment disparities for students of color, we give special focus to addressing the economic and racial divides that impact the communities we serve. We are committed to the collective work and intentional investment necessary to consistently move in the direction of educational equity and inclusion.


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RISE Powered by OrthoCarolina presents a 3-Part Series, On Going Pro: Learn from Leaders in the Sports Industry

March is Women’s History Month. What a perfect time to honor today’s leaders who are mentoring tomorrow’s game changers. RISE: Readiness in Sport Education is pleased to present a new video series called “On Going Pro: Learn from Leaders in the Sports Industry.” 

Our first video, “Women Who Changed the Game” features honest advice and genuine wisdom from leaders in the sports industry. 

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Thank you to our Partners. We appreciate all of your support for our RISE students and program.