Rise Up Academy (formerly Another Chance) is an 11-bed home for boys and girls ages 16-20 providing Transitional Housing with comprehensive
youth development activities and supportive housing services. Rise Up offers youth who are functioning at a higher level, both socially and behaviorally, a unique living environment. Without the disruption of other youth with more challenging behaviors, the residents of Rise Up Academy can finally shine and thrive. Positive program impacts include decreased anxiety, reduced incidents, increased opportunities in the community -including group travel and outings, positive peer relationships, and improved academic performance.
Youth Development activities include Collaborative Problem Solving, mentoring, community outings, campus clubs, school sports, extracurricular activities, music lessons, Farm to Table Gardening & Cooking Classes, spiritual & faith-based opportunities; celebration of holidays and traditions; SAT and ACT study classes; driving school; social activities; annual youth awards banquet; and supervised family visitations.
Supportive Housing Services include: Individualized Service Plans, case management, meal services; dental & medical prevention & treatment services; individual & group therapy; innovative therapies (animal, music, movement, horticulture); Life Skills Education; after school tutoring, Home School GED Literacy Program; educational advocacy; and enrollment in an education, job readiness, work skills training program and/or full-time or part-time employment.
For more information, please contact Program Director Kimberly Tinsley 770-333-9447 ext. 107