A child that puts in a lot of effort will always out-do a child who has talent with no effort.

We pride ourselves in having true partnerships with tribes and tribal communities addressing the unique needs of each of our partners. We are able to provide first class skills clinics while also educating, empowering and creating resiliency in our youth.  

One of the major ways Rise Above is a unique program is our ability to give the tribe or partner current trends on the youth in their community. During each of our events, participants are asked to complete a wellness survey designed specifically for their community. Following the event, Rise Above will enter, analyze and present the data from the wellness survey back to the appropriate tribe or tribal program. Each tribe will have ownership of their data with the ability to use in future grant seeking or prevention efforts.
In an effort to provide a true partnership approach, we encourage tribes specifically Behavioral Health and Youth Services Programs to partner in submitting joint grant applications addressing the needs of our American Indian Youth. These joint applications can either be pre or post event, depending on the needs of each partner.

Youth Prevention Clinics (ages 5-18)

Our prevention basketball clinics provide professional basketball coaching while integrating lifeskills, prevention, motivation and healthy behavior education talks throughout the day. Each participant will receive an autographed picture of the professional athlete, a clinic t-shirt, first class basketball instruction and healthy lifeskills.
Upcoming Dates:
Colville Tribe clinic
Grand Coulee, WA
April 6-7, 2016

Kalispel Tribe of Indians
Usk, WA
June 15, 2016

Little Dribblers

This program is designed for youth ages 5-9 years old who possess an interest in learning the fundamentals of basketball. We will cover basic fundamentals while incorporating fun games. 
Upcoming Dates:
Location: SODO, 1548 1st Ave. S., Seattle, WA (South of Century Link Field)

Time: 9-11am

Cost: $100 per child 
(Includes six sessions of camp instruction plus a Rise Above Camp T-Shirt)

Space is limited. Bring your own basketball. 

Note: Registration coming soon! 
For more info, please contact Jaci McCormack at (208)553-9776 or Jaci.RiseAbove@gmail.com