WE RISE UP BETTER TOGETHER
LET'S GO ALL IN
RISE UP Is A Faith-Based Wholistic Outreach and Community Development Initiative To Transform The Lives Of
Youth In Benton Harbor
FIVE AREAS OF FOCUS
We Will Empower Youth To Live Well
We Will Empower Youth To Value Learning
We Will Empower Youth To Give, Save, Invest, Spend Wisely
We Will Empower Youth To Identify Their Career Path
We Will Empower Youth To Fight Injustice
PHASE ONE BUILD THE RISE UP COURT
WHY THE RISE UP COURT?
PURPOSE: Communities need safe spaces to connect. Especially youth in underserved communities. The RISE UP Court is a safe community gathering space. We envision thousands of youth and young adults being attracted and impacted through sports and community events. They will be given growth opportunities to learn life skills that will prepare them to thrive physically, mentally, socially, financially, and spiritually.
LOCATION: The RISE UP Court is located at Harbor of Hope SDA Church, 769 Pipestone Street, Benton Harbor, Michigan. (The former Berrien County Health Department.)
CONSTRUCTION PHASE: July 13-August 31, 2020
FUNDRAISING GOAL: $96,500
$22,500 Concrete Slab [completed]
$20,000 High School Sized Basketball Court [completed]
$4,000 Two Basketball Hoops [completed]
$15,000 Fencing [completed]
$35,000 Aluminum Bleachers (8) [still needed]
GRAND OPENING: September 6, 2020 | 3:00PM
A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR TAURUS
The recent events in our nation was a wake up call for me. I've been inspired to step fully into who God called me to be. To do more in my community, more to empower young people, more for the cause of justice, more to bring the city together, more to ignite Benton Harbor to reach our potential as a community. RISE UP BENTON HARBOR is our effort to be more and do more for the people. The time if now!
6/13 | peaceful protest
We will be marching with the peaceful protest happening in St. Joseph and Benton Harbor. For more details about the event click here.
6/19 | Juneteenth
Join us for a day of food, fun, and fellowship as we serve one of our local Benton Harbor communities and commemorate the ending of slavery. Sign up below to be notified of the location. To learn more about Juneteenth click here.
6/20 | DRIVE IN COMMUNITy DAY
Join us for worship, fellowship, and a conversation with police officers about how our community can build better relationships with our local police department.
TBD | RISE UP PROGRAMS
We will empower youth with life skills that will prepare them to thrive physically, mentally, socially, financially, and spiritually (Luke 2:52), focusing on the five areas of RISE UP: health, education, economics, entrepreneurship, and justice. This is where we will need volunteers. Sign up below and we will keep you posted with more details.