Teenagers helping the homeless this Christmas

When I walked into Mt. Carmel Secondary School, to lead my first RISE Leadership Programme, 25 transition year girls stared back at me. We had never met before but we were about to spend the next 10 Friday afternoons together exploring leadership and what positive change might look like in their community. The girls were chatty,…

Mentoring Inner City Teenagers

Have you ever had someone whom you looked up to sit down and spend time with you? Invest in you? Believe in you? Give you the courage to believe you could do more, be more, achieve more? As a team we know that we wouldn’t be the people we are today if it wasn’t for…

The courage we have to give

His feedback changed my life. ~ RISE Student, Newpark Comprehensive School How many people have we come across who have actually changed the way that we view the world – so much so that we feel we will never be the same again? They are the courage givers, the people who suddenly unlock a mindset…

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…

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.…