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Rise Up fOR Youth

2020 EMPOWERMENT report 2 our Mission 4 our impact 8 HOW WE EMPOWER 10 nEW PERSPECTIVES

12 COVID-19 UPDATE 13 CHAMPIONS CIRCLE 14 fINANCIAL SNAPSHOT 16 thank you


Dear Champion, Just last year we updated you all on the amazing progress we had made as an organization in five short years. We were excited about the successes and challenges that were ahead. We were ready to expand our services by adding more schools, and most importantly, serving more students who wanted mentors in their lives. As we began the 2019-2020 academic year, we did just that. We followed our strategic plan and scaled up our programs. We did this for one reason: to serve more students effectively. Our team always talks about our secret sauce which is meeting our students where they’re at and build meaningful relationships. We don’t just want our students to listen to us. We want them to thrive. We offer our students the opportunity to be authentic and evolve. You don’t need me to tell you that so many things abruptly changed for all of us this year. What hasn’t changed for us is our mission to empower the next generation. Right now, we are learning with our students that life can change at any moment. This global pandemic has allowed us to rise to the occasion and be the support our students need. While many tough challenges will face us in the upcoming year, I am proud to know you will be right here again supporting, advocating, donating and volunteering because you believe in our students. Together, we will Rise Up.

Ariel Rodriguez-williams executive director


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EMPOWERMENT

We aim to equip and empower our students to be independent, prepared, and capable.

ACCEPTANCE

We strive to be welcoming and encouraging for every person who walks into our program.

AUTHENTICITY

We are nothing if we lose our authenticity. It keeps us relevant, helpful, and It is what drew our students to us.

RESOURCEFUL

We meet our students right where they are. We provide tangible, meaningful, and applicable services.

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Program Data 2019-2020

Seniors graduated Post-secondary Enrollment entered the workforce 04

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Hispanic 16%

Two or more races 18% Other 5%

White 7% Black 70%

Non-Hispanic 84%

88% eligible for free & reduced lunch 39% highest education level in the household is a high school diploma 2019-2020 EMPOWERMENT report

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One-on-one Mentoring Monthly Workshops College Tours Weekly Sessions Community Engagement Opportunities

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Michael Iyali

2020 Wichita North High Graduate


Wendy Hernandez Wichita East High Senior

Exposure to diverse careers

Long lasting relationships

Empowerment & appreciation

Volunteer opportunities

Post-secondary exposure

Motivation to graduate

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"They provided our daughter with many opportunities to give back to the community and focused on her academic success. The mentors at rise up for youth have a delicate and personalized approach. our future is in great hands." Mark & Melissa Kemp Parents of sudent, Destiny Kemp

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"I am a tremendous fan of the program! The quality and commitment of the mentors set rise up for youth apart from other organizations."

Matt Creasman

Northeast Magnet Principal

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*March 23, 2020 - June 30, 2020

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Members:

Ronda Bowles Travis Jones (Board Member) & Gary Wenman Brian & Sarah Martling Natalie Toney Dr. Bob & Jamie Schmaltz (Board Member) David Gilkey (Staff) Suzannah Bowden (Staff) Ann Medlin Ariel Rodriguez (Staff) Courtney Patterson

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Financials

While we operated with a small loss this fiscal year, we are proud of our supporters like you who have helped meet our needs. We remain committed to strong fiscal management to ensure our long term sustainability through these uncertain and financially challenging times. The work we do together today will guarantee our programs for future generations.

2019 - 2020 Financial Snapshot

$559,512

Assets Current & Other Assets Property & Equipment

$ 749,417 $ 26,021

Total Assets

$ 775,438

Liabilities Accounts Payable & Accrued Liabilities Long Term Liability - Payroll Protection Loan

$ $

36,120 70,455

Net Assets

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Net Assets - Operating Reserves & Other Net Assets - With Restrictions

$ 749,417 $ 4,098

Total Liabilities & Net Assets

$ 775,438

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$577,643


$0.92

of every dollar directly supported student programs.

For every dollar spent:

$0.75 $0.17 $0.08 PROGRAMS OPERATIONS DEVELOPMENT 2019-2020 EMPOWERMENT report

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2020 Board Of Directors

GIVE.

Coleen Tabor

Sara Riegel

President

Treasurer

Emprise Bank

Fidelity Bank

Trish Calvert Secretary

Koch Industries

LaShonda Garnes

At Large Member Wichita State University

Dara Geoffroy

Past President Community Volunteer

Provide local students with mentors and resources necessary for sustainability.

VOLUNTEER.

Our volunteers are key to the success of our organization.

ADVOCATE.

Follow our journey on social media. Educate yourself on the needs of students in your community. Share with others about Rise Up For Youth's impact. William Polite

Wichita Public Schools

Brooke Hebert Pink Saloon

Robert Moody

Sarah Patterson

Martin Pringle Law Firm

Delta Dental of Kansas

Danielle Johnson

Gordon Ramsay Wichita Police Department

Travis Jones

Jamie Schmaltz

Cargill

Community Volunteer

Dr. Sheree Utash WSU Tech

Brian Debrot

@RiseUpForYouth Alicia Simon

AGH CPAs & Advisors

Jessica Suhr McDonald Tinker Attorneys at Law

Office of Diversity and Inclusion | WSU

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Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER

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