R.I.S.E's signature youth education program, is a social emotional learning curriculum which gives students the skills to navigate life and prevent bullying and substance abuse.
20% of US students ages 12-18 report being bullied.
1 in 3 students said they had been the victim of cyberbullying, and 1 in 5 reported skipping school due to cyberbullying or violence as expressed in a study of students across 30 countries.
2 in 3 students said they are worried about violence in and around schools in a poll of 1 million young people from 160 countries conducted by UNICEF.
More than 1/3 of students have experienced bullying. More than 1/3 have been involved in physical fights.
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) recently published the results of a survey of top employers outlining the skills desired in new college graduates. Likewise, the World Economic Forum identified the top skills needed for the jobs of the future. The most necessary and desired skills are not related to any STEM field or technical proficiency. Instead, they are competencies directly related to the social and emotional skills built by R.I.S.E.