We work with athletes, coaches and administrators at every level to equip them with the knowledge and tools to address matters of racism, prejudice, diversity and inclusion.
Our leadership programs build skills and create safe spaces to have difficult conversations. We cover topics such as identity, implicit bias, racial ideology and athlete activism and teach perspective taking, empathy, and conflict resolution.
Champions of Change
Explore our virtual Champions of Change experience to learn about the historic intersection of sport and social justice, hear firsthand stories from athletes and become a leader for racial equity.Explore
We empower athletes and sports leaders to become effective advocates for change.
With a remarkable ability to transcend societal differences, the sports community can provide an essential influence to improve racial equity in our country. We create unique opportunities for athletes, coaches and staff to learn and amplify their voices.
“Those resources they have at RISE can continue to help me build my platform and help me use my platform, to make sure everyone can use their voice and they can be heard.”
“RISE has been instrumental in helping the America East Conference advance its own diversity and inclusion initiatives to new heights by fostering critical conversations about race on our campuses and providing valuable education for our student-athletes, coaches and administrators.”
“Their expertise in providing educational programming continues to serve as an incredibly valuable resource to our organization – our staff, players, coaches and community have all benefited from RISE programs.”
You have the power to make a difference. Why not start today?
Listen to Champions of Change: The RISE Podcast
Our latest podcast features Lily Allen, Preston Anderson, Michelle Lahrkamp and Emi Ruth, college athletes of the Intercollegiate Sailing Association Inclusivity, Diversity and Equity Task Force. Champions of Change: The RISE Podcast gives athletes and leaders in sports a platform to tell their stories and share their perspectives on matters of race, social justice and diversity, equity & inclusion in sports.Listen Now
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