Resiliency Increasing Skills and Education (RISE)

The RISE program is an elementary and middle school-based, voluntary program that uses evidence-based strategies. Eligibility criteria are determined by referral only through parents, school guidance counselors, deans, and teachers. RISE targets multiple risk factors including but not limited to personal and social issues, family issues, and school behavior/academic issues. The program focuses on teaching increased personal development and life skills, in order to help the youth make positive choices and lead healthy and productive lives. Students may participate in the evidence-based Too Good for Drugs curriculum, Botvin Life Skills Training, SS GRIN group, stress management group, anger management group, grief support group, and others. Students may also receive individual support on an as-needed basis. RISE programs are located in six Escambia County schools, 34 Santa Rosa County schools and three Okaloosa County schools.

Escambia County program locations:

  • Bailey Middle
  • Bellview Middle
  • Beulah Middle
  • Ransom Middle
  • Ferry Pass Middle
  • Workman Middle

Santa Rosa County program locations:

  • Avalon Middle
  • Bagdad Elem
  • Bennett Russel Elem
  • Berryhill Elem
  • Central K-6
  • Chumuckla Elem
  • East Bay K-8
  • East Milton Elem
  • Gulf Breeze Elem
  • Gulf Breeze Middle
  • Hobbs Middle School
  • Holley-Navarre Intermediate
  • Holley-Navarre Middle
  • Holley-Navarre Primary
  • Jay Elem
  • King Middle
  • Oriole Beach Elem
  • Pea Ridge Elem
  • Rhodes Elem
  • Sims Middle
  • SS Dixon Intermediate
  • SS Dixon Primary
  • West Navarre Intermediate
  • West Navarre Primary
  • Woodlawn Beach Middle

Okaloosa County program locations:

  • Elliott Point Elementary School
  • Shalimar Elementary School
  • Wright Elementary School