“We need more mentors!”

A great problem to have! The uptake for our RISE mentoring at Mount Carmel Secondary School in Dublin tripled from 5 last year to 15 this year. “I know how to set goals for myself that I can achieve.” “Mentoring was amazing, motivating and fun!” “I thought it was going to be boring, but it…

Join our team for Santa Dash this December

This Sunday, on a freezing cold December morning we have an amazing team of people running along a beach dressed as Santa, helping us raise money for teenagers in Dublin. Why? We believe that teenagers across Dublin can make a difference in their communities. Our RISE Leadership and Mentoring programmes, which develop teenagers’ leadership skills are growing and…

Step Into Summer

The long winter has finally come to an end. Summer is fast approaching and we want to help you get ready to embrace the sun! We have the perfect opportunity for you to clear out your wardrobe and step into summer with our thrift shop bargains. We are holding this exciting fundraiser on the 10th May in…

Run the Relay for Rise!

On the 5th May, an intrepid group of runners will take to the streets of Belfast to complete the marathon relay and we need just ONE more person to join our ranks. Could it be you? Why should you come on board with us and run the relay? We want to collectively run 26 miles…

What’s been inspiring us this month

Liesel Reimer on Daring Greatly by Brené Brown I really appreciated Brené Brown’s insight about the relationship hope has with goals and strategies. She wrote that hope happens when: 1) “We have the ability to set realistic goals,” 2) “We are able to figure out how to achieve those goals, including the ability to stay…

Daring to Dream – Shauna’s Story

Daring to dream for things to change for the better as a teenager growing up in a tough Dublin community isn’t exactly the norm. For Shauna however, it is. We have spent the last few months working with a group of local teenagers as they completed our RISE program. Shauna was one of the participants.…