RISE team members, partners and experts in the diversity space share their experiences, perspectives and advice on using sports as a vehicle to create understanding, break down barrier and improve race relations.

Lauren Walker speaks to her men’s 4×100 meter relay team shortly before their league final race. Read her column about coaches’ responsibility to develop the voice and racial identity of young athletes.

Coaches must support racial identity of athletes in swimming (July 11, 2018)

Leaders play key role for cultural inclusion in sports (June 19, 2018)

Remove barriers between black youth, ‘country club’ sports (May 29, 2018)

Diversify collegiate athletics through Native American communities (May 1, 2018)

Why race is critical to solving elite athlete education issues (April 16, 2018)

Education abroad gives black student-athletes greater sense of identity (April 2, 2018)

It’s time to bridge differences and establish a team culture (Jan. 10, 2018)

College student-athletes can drive meaningful change (Sept. 11, 2017)

Perspective taking is essential for student development, learning (Aug. 28, 2017)

Why don’t they swim? (Aug. 3, 2017)

Sports serve as tool to improve police-community relationships (June 5, 2017)

Feature stories

From student-athletes to coaches to police, read about the lessons people are learning, the skills they’re developing and the difference they’re making thanks to RISE programs and events.

Student-athletes at The First Tee: Life Skills and Leadership Academy participate Friday, July 27, in an activity about the labels they use to describe themselves. Read the story, watch the video and see more photos about RISE’s workshops there.

Young golfers experience RISE through The First Tee academy (July 31, 2018)

From Cooper City to Boca Raton, RISE empowers Walker’s players (July 25, 2018)

Carleton alumna brings ‘life experience’ to campus conversation (July 24, 2018)

APEX Academy teams up with RISE to empower Lansing youth (July 12, 2018)

Bell, Arizona Wildcats take leading role through RISE (June 14, 2018)

RISE awards Super Bowl ticket to Minnesota police officer (Feb. 1, 2018)

High school senior wins RISE essay contest, tickets to Super Bowl (Feb. 1, 2018)

Q & A with Plymouth junior varsity soccer coach Glenn Liguori (Aug. 30, 2017)

RISE helps Harlem tennis players talk candidly about race (Aug. 29, 2017)

Pac-12 and its student-athletes work with RISE to promote unity (Aug. 8, 2017)

Mom, 3 daughters learned together through RISE (Aug. 2, 2017)

RISE brought teammates, opponents together (July 31, 2017)

RISE program showed players they had shared experiences (July 19, 2017)

Coach: RISE program gave players different perspectives (July 10, 2017)

Police, youth build community through Saturday Morning Hoops (July 6, 2017)