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Welcome to our July Newsletter!

We wanted to start this months newsletter by congratulating our 2021 Eastpointe High School graduates! We had wonderful ceremonies at our Phoenix campus as well as our Tucson campus. Thank you to all those who attended and congratulations to our graduates!

Join us on July 27th for our free F9 movie event!


WHEN: Tuesday, July 27th 10:00 AM – 12:30PM

WHAT: Fast and Furious 9

WHERE: Harkins Theatres Chandler Fashion 20 – 3159 W Chandler Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226

ABOUT:  Must be at least 14 years old to participate. Please RSVP, by clicking the button below and completing the form below. Please make sure you have your parents digitally sign the form if under the age of 18.

TRANSPORTATION: We will be providing bussing to the event location at 9am. Busses will leave Tuesday July 27th no later than 9:30am from the following locations:

  • Phoenix Rise Up – 4001 E Broadway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85040
  • Mesa Rise Up – 161 N Mesa Dr, Mesa, AZ 85201

*Food and beverages will be provided for FREE to our attendees!


Learning to Live – High School & Beyond Summer Program

We are excited to announce our upcoming Learning to Live – High School & Beyond Summer Program July 19th-30th! Youth ages 14-21 are welcome to register and participate in this robust 2-week adventure which will include games, contests, art, music, dance, basketball, internship opportunities and more! Inspirational guest speakers will be presenting workshops on entrepreneurship, aviation, legal careers, music, art, cooking, fitness, graphic design, financial planning and more! This is definitely an experience you do not want to miss. And it’s FREE!!!


RISE UP Phoenix Updates: 

South Phoenix is pleased to celebrate 18 students who have graduated from the RISE UP program during the 2020-21 school year. Job well done to all students and staff who have persisted and overcome exceptional challenges and transitions this year!

A big welcome to the following students who have joined RISE UP this past month!

  • Azariah B
  • Kylie C
  • Keria D
  • Hozhonii G

Our staff would like to congratulate everyone on their hard work and dedication. We hope that all students enjoy summer and we look forward to seeing everyone after their summer breaks!

Congratulations again to RISE UP ‘20-’21 Graduates in the Phoenix Valley!

  • Jesus Arredondo Silva
  • Ramiro Carbajal
  • Jordan Cashwell
  • Alaja Culver
  • Anaya Hendrix
  • Jade Gonzalez
  • Alyjahna Jackson
  • Arlette Lizarraga
  • Brian Lopez Dorantes
  • Jazmin Martin Felipe
  • Esperanza Parrado
  • Roberto Perez
  • Tarah Reed
  • Xylina Rodriguez
  • Ke’Zhane Simpson
  • Micaiah Stewart
  • Derek Wesley
  • Jessie Wiseman

RISE UP Mesa Updates! 

What’s Been Happening in Mesa!

June was exciting for RISE UP’s newest location in Mesa. We’ve been privileged to meet and build partnerships with amazing people and organizations in the East Valley and we’ve put together some completely awesome upcoming events.

We celebrate our Mesa/Tempe graduates!!! It was such a pleasure to see our students and families together at our packed-out graduation celebrations. The support of everyone was heartwarming and we feel like family. Please stay in touch! Enjoy the footage of the event on our FB page and website. Special congratulations to the following students who are going on to continue to be great in jobs and in college!!

  • Alaja C.
  • Ke’Zhane S.
  • Jessie W.

Shout out to our tremendous partners for phenomenal support this month, and exciting upcoming activities!

  • Rosalyn Mazur, Peter Griffen, Aaron Grissum (United Airlines) – upcoming aviation workshop and airport field trip!
  • Jeremiah Cicero (FBI) – upcoming presentation on FBI/Surveillance Careers!
  • Jon Dekkers (American Discount Foods)- upcoming Entrepreneurship camp!
  • Nicholas DelSordi (Phoenix College) – Arizona Career Readiness Credentials!
  • Jasmine Smalls (HerbalLife)- upcoming Health & Wellness/Fitness camp!
  • Mike Lenderink (Morgan Stanley)- upcoming financial planning camp!
  • Michael Tagle, Jedidiah Grissum (Desert Financial) – upcoming banking and savings day!
  • Herbert Washington (Phoenix Boys Choir) – upcoming music camp!
  • Diamond Batchan, Notiosha D’addabbo (UCANN) – paid internship opportunities!
  • Gina Harper (Jewish Family & Child Services/AZ@Work) – work readiness training!
  • Debbie Yu, Jeremy Smith (AZ Dept of Ed/Adult Ed Services) – college & career pathways!
  • Tajiri (Home Gem) – personal & school fundraising opportunities!
  • Belinda Escalante (Opportunities for Youth) – upcoming Youth Town Hall event!
  • Branton Grissum (CRIT Public Defender’s Office)  – legal careers workshop!
  • Randy Spencer, Jake Baldwin (Alice Cooper Youth Center) – FREE art, dance, and music lessons!
  • Erlinda (Maricopa Head Start Programs) – FREE child care on site for children ages 0-5!

RISE UP East Tucson Updates! 

A big welcome to new students Luis D.,Isaiah H., and Kami O.

Also, we would like to give a big congratulations to our Rise Up Tucson East Graduates:

  • Stephanie A.
  • Javiar A.
  • Shanna B.
  • Monique C.
  • Alex D.
  • Dakota D.
  • Suraya H.
  • Karla G.
  • Brianna M.
  • Dylan P.

These students worked extremely hard to graduate. Let’s applaud them all!


Shout outs to students who completed classes during the month of June!

  • Anthony H.
  • Jamie M.
  • Griselda S.
  • Ramiro P.

Outstanding Students of the Week 

The following students completed an outstanding number of lessons and activities and stood out as student of the week throughout the month.

  • Week 1 – Jamie M.
  • Week 2 – Anthony H.
  • Week 3 – Griselda S.
  • Week 4 – Ramiro P.

Student of the Month!


  • RISE UP Phoenix is recognizing TWO outstanding students for the month of July – Mr. Christian G. and Mr. Derek W.! Christian completed 279 lesson units this past month and his attendance record has been outstanding. Christian is a fun-loving and respectful young man who is kind, helpful, and a pleasure to have on campus. Derek is one of our most recent graduates! Derek also did outstanding work this month with an AMAZING 609 completed lesson units. Congratulations Derek on your accomplishments and congratulations Christian! 


  • RISE UP Mesa would like to recognize Jamie M. as our June student of the month! Jamie is a self-motivated student who has worked hard during the month of June. Jamie has completed a classes and completed 361 activities! Congratulations Jamie M.!

East Tucson:

  • Anthony T. 368 assignments and completed 2 classes
  • Sierra K. with 258 assignments and completed a class

Downtown Tucson:

  • Congratulations to our June student of the month Sergio L.! Keep up the great work!