Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education

New digs!

We've moved

RISE has moved our offices to One Richmond Square in Providence

Join RISE for a screening of


A documentary about the challenges of having an incarcerated parent

(this event has been rescheduled to September)

learn more and purchase tickets


Help more amazing
kids like Juan



Help more amazing
kids like Alicia



Approximately 40% of RISE mentors maintain their mentee relationship for over two years. Mentees range in age from 7 to 16 and live primarily in Providence, Pawtucket and Central Falls although RISE supports children throughout the state. RISE has a rigorous screening process for interested mentors, provides training and carefully matches mentors with mentees based on interests. As well, RISE staff checks in regularly with both families and mentors to monitor the relationship and assist with problem solving when necessary. RISE sponsors monthly events for mentor/mentee pairs that range from rock climbing to non-violence training. Mentor and mentee outings can include participating in activities such as college tours, visiting museums, athletic games, getting outside together (bike riding, hiking, walking), career exploration activities and engagement in arts programs.

Through participation in RISE Mentoring, both mentor and mentee are forever changed.

Our mission

To open up vistas and opportunities for our students to excite them about learning and living.

Our goal

Our mentors offer guidance, support and encouragement aimed at developing the competence and confidence of their mentee.