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READINESS IN
SPORT EDUCATION

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, 501c3), 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.

R.I.S.E. NEWS & EVENTS

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

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

Thank You Bank of America for your donation and support!

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
R.I.S.E. STUDENTS LEARN BY DOING

CHECK OUT THEIR CREATIONS!

MACKENZIE
MCCLAIN

BROOKE FAW INTERVIEW

GARRETT
JORDAN

DAN ROSSETTI INTERVIEW

ETHAN
MICHALSKI

JIM SZOKE INTERVIEW

DAVID
KATZ

LILLIAN PARKER INTERVIEW

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