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Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education (RISE)

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RISE Mentoring for Children of Incarcerated Parent

Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education (RISE) is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships and mentoring services to children of incarcerated parents -- great kids who can use another positive adult in their lives.

RISE seeks volunteers to work 1:1 with children ages 7-15 enrolled in our program. Mentors spend up to 4-6 hours each month engaged in community-based activities with their mentee.

A comprehensive initial training session is provided. One-year of volunteer service with RISE is asked of all mentors.

Mentoring with RISE is a fantastic way to cultivate a child's existing interests while introducing and exposing them to new people and places.

RISE Mentors describe their volunteer experience as fun, unique, and very rewarding.

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About Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education (RISE)


143 Prairie Avenue, 1st Floor, Providence, RI 02905, US

Mission Statement

The mission of RISE is to provide mentoring and educational opportunities to children and youth of currently and formerly incarcerated parents. Our hope is to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty, crime and addiction that too often threatens them.


Approximately 4,000 children and youth in Rhode Island alone, have a parent incarcerated. 200 children are receiving RISE services. RISE offers Community-Based Mentoring, Tuition Scholarships and supplemental services to children and youth with a parent in prison. Additional supports can help these students achieve higher grades, increase attendance records and improve their confidence and self-esteem.

Children & Youth
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We'll work with your schedule.


1 Richmond Square122C Lower LevelProvidence, RI 02906



  • Youth Services


  • Kids
  • Teens


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 outings a month = approx. 4-6 hours/month

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