Young people have the power to shape the future.

We’ve known this for a while now. Young people are eager to be on the front lines of the battles for our rights, but all too often, are left on the sidelines. It doesn’t have to be that way. Enter: RISE University.

Our RISE University program is hosted together with community partners and dedicated to training new young leaders as advocates for themselves, their peers, and their communities. With expert training and support, we’re making sure that when 2024 comes around, there’s a powerful core of people prepared to fight for their rights and the policies that will improve their lives.

Students who graduate from RISE University come away with the knowledge and skills to launch them into a life-long commitment to civic engagement in their communities and beyond. 

By November 2024, RISE will train 5,000 students across critical focus states Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. This pipeline of civically engaged young people will not only unleash the youth wave in 2024, but continue to build a movement of the next generation’s changemakers.

Topics covered in RISE University include:

Becoming a Change Agent

Explore the different ways you can be change agents in your communities and identify the issues that move you.

Civic Engagement

Discuss the importance of civic engagement and how you can get involved in your community.

Debate and Dialogue

Examine the role of debate and dialogue in a democracy and learn how to have productive conversations about difficult topics.

Advocacy & Accountability

Learn how young people can advocate for their values and hold their elected officials accountable.


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