The RISE Youth Center at Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center engages young people in positive social relationships and connects them to learning experiences and opportunities. It seeks to broaden their worldview by exposing them to new activities.
The Center is open during the school year three nights a week, Tuesday through Thursday from 6 pm to 8:30 pm, for youth ages 12 to 18. In the summer it stays open 7 days a week from 6 pm to 11 pm on weekdays and 3 pm to 11 pm on weekends.
- A STEM program engaging teens in addressing community challenges through data, technology and problem-solving
- Social activities
- Games of strategy
- Homework and study help
- Internship opportunities for participants aged 16-24
- Job readiness workshops (resume writing, professional development, etc.)
- Connection to an on-site High School Equivalency preparation class