Discover the story that leads us to our commitment to excellence

With our mission, vision, and core values, we stand strong and continue to give students the opportunity to learn and have fun.

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Our Mission Statement

Rise Up & Walk provides educational and recreational programs for youth, K-12, that promote academic achievement, positive social development, spiritual awareness, and community service.

Our Vision Statement

Our Vision is to expand after-school services to all grade levels from Pre-K through High School.

Get To Know Us Better

Rise Up & Walk is a not-for-profit CBO on the move and is recognized for providing educational and recreational programs for youth. Organized in 1998 and Incorporated in 2003, Rise Up & Walk is a partnership with parents and has received funding from The NYC Department of Education, Department of Juvenile Justice, Office of Children and Family Services, Administration for Children Services, Councilman Albert Vann, NYC Department for the Aging, Department of Youth and Community Development, Foundations, Private and the Public sectors.

Our services are offered primarily in Brooklyn, attracting youth from each of the surrounding boroughs. We offer students an opportunity to enjoy the process of learning and the benefits. In addition, concerned citizens looking to make a difference have an opportunity to give up their time, share knowledge and create short and long-term relationships.

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Students in the ASEP program participate in the following:

  • Arts and Music
  • Games and Sports
  • Drama and Dance Classes
  • Nature Exploration
  • Computer Exploration
  • Literacy Activities
  • Homework Sessions
  • Math Centers
  • Science Experiments
  • Nutrition & Fitness Activities
  • Clubs and More!

Core Values

  • We believe in mutual respect.
  • We believe in supporting personal achievement.
  • We believe in quality programs that promote health and well-being.
  • We believe our programs should reflect the needs of our students and families.