Summer Programs

ARISE offers three summer programs designed to empower youth emotionally, politically, and academically. 



Hidden Lotus Circle

7/16/18 - 7/27/18 (M-F), 10:00AM to 3:00PM, RWU Providence Campus  

The Hidden Lotus Circle is a structured support group for people of all genders from 9-18 years that integrates relational theory, resiliency practices, and skills training in a specific format designed to increase positive connection, personal and collective strengths, and competence. 

This program is free, with food and transportation provided. 

Watch a video from the 2017 Hidden Lotus Circle


Honoring our History and The Warriors Who Came Before Us

7/30/18 - 8/10/18 (M-F), 10:00AM to 2:00PM, RWU Providence Campus

An interactive, experiential program for rising 9th-12th grade students to develop as researchers, historians, and storytellers of Southeast Asian history.

This program is free, with food and transportation provided. 


Math Through The Lens of Social Justice

8/13/18 - 8/24/18 (M-F), 9:00AM to 1:00PM, RWU Providence Campus   

An innovative program for 9th and 10th graders that combines real world events and algebra to promote math proficiency. Key topics include: simple and linear algebra equations; mathematical problem solving; historical context and analysis of the Atlantic Slave Trade, Vietnam War, and Khmer Rouge; other history, ELA, and math topics. 

This program is free, with food and transportation provided.

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I loved being able to talk about all these issues that affect our community and just all these concepts that are prevalent in my mind. I definitely feel this is a safe space and the people couldn’t have been more understanding and loving. Going into my senior year I would consider it about time to talk and educate about all these issues that schools don’t touch up upon.
— Hidden Lotus 2018 Participant