Meaningful. Messy. Memorable.

Sharing the love of Jesus in ways kids understand


Welcome to RISE UP!

RISE UP! is a free after-school character development program for elementary aged children held in local public schools with the purpose of teaching students how to apply relevant Biblical truths in their everyday lives. RISE UP! provides a creative, fun and memorable environment for kids to hear about God's amazing love for them.

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Sunya Collier


"Last year, RISE UP! recommended volunteers attend the Orange Conference put on by the curriculum company that partners with RISE UP. The leaders explained how developmental differences affect the way students mature in their spiritual life.  These principles can be used to help make God's Word practical and meaningful to the children at RISE UP! meetings."


Landon Fokens


"To quote King David, “I will become even more undignified than this, but it is before The Lord that I celebrate.”  I desire for my children to see the lengths I will go - to make a fool of myself for the Gospel of Christ!  Thank you RISE UP! for granting me that desire!"


Melanie and Jason Salmon


Melanie: "God asked me to take a step of faith at our school and trust that He would guide and provide.  I love the opportunity to share the Gospel and engage with the kids in a crazy, messy way!"

Jason:  "Melanie is the heart and soul of our chapter leadership;  God just put the crazy idea in my head.  We love serving together and are thankful God called us to serve Him in this ministry."


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At RISE UP! we openly promote who God is and share Biblical principles from God’ s Word. We welcome students of all faith backgrounds and respect each student’ s right to make their own faith decisions. RISE UP! is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is not sponsored by schools, PTAs, or foundations.

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Latest News

Where in the world has your RISE UP! shirt been this summer?

We did it! We survived the summer craziness! Surely by now you’re reflecting on all of the wonderful summer memories you made with your kids. Whether your summer was busy or laid back, we hope you focused on God’s goodness. We hope that you rested in Gods’s peace and just focused on treasuring this special…
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Happy Father’s Day from RISE UP!

We want to wish a very Happy Father’s Day to every dad! We hope your day is blessed with special moments with your loved ones. To our RU! Dad Volunteers, we thank you for stepping up and shining the light of Jesus. We thank you for sacrificing your time and being intentional. We appreciate you all! We LOVE  that…
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Happy Mother’s Day from RISE UP!

We want to wish a very Happy Mother’s Day to every mom! May your day be filled with joy, love, peace…and all of the Fruits of the Spirit! To our RU! Mom Volunteers, you really are the heart and soul of RISE UP! Your contributions to the RISE UP! meetings are immeasurable. Thank you for…
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RISE UP! Fundraising Event – Boots & Bandanas

Check out these pictures from the inaugural RISE UP! Fundraising Event that was held on Friday, March 10th at the Roswell Historic Cottage!  A huge thanks to the 25 table hosts from our 22 chapters who prayerfully invited nearly 250 people to “Boots and Bandanas”.  Donations are still coming in, but we wanted to share…
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RISE UP! Family Fun Day – March 5

Sunday March 5 | 1-4PM | Sandy Plains Baptist Church RISE UP! is partnering with WinShape again this year to host a RISE UP! Family Fun Day!  The day will be filled with games, giveaways & fun for the whole family!  Learn more about WinShape’s exciting summer camp offerings (weekly-day camp at Cobb, overnight 1…
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East Cobb Red Run – April 22 – Benefiting RU!

April 22 | 8AM | 1 Mile, 5K, 10K Visit to register! It’s time to register for the East Cobb Red Run – early-bird discounts available now through Feb 15!  We want to show our best RISE UP! spirit by getting as many runners registered as possible.  Wear your RISE UP! shirts and represent! …
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