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R.I.S.E (Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere) is a safe and inclusive space for youth to express themselves in a positive way using music, poetry and dance.

Since 2012, R.I.S.E has been awarded with Street Level Youth Advocate award by the City of Toronto. The Toronto Arts Foundation Mayor’s Youth Arts Award in 2018. The Harmony Award by Harmony Movement in 2016. We have also received the Vital Youth and Vital Ideas awards by the Toronto Foundation.


Have you ever gone to a place where you felt yourself being lifted? Where people rejoice, dance, break into song, and warmly embrace strangers? Where emotions are worn freely on sleeves; where men and women shed tears together? Where words inspire and provide food for the soul? - Letecia Rose


The beauty of a movement is that you can create other leaders. I think one of the more important things is building other people and their capacity, their knowledge, their ability to really be able to make things happen.  - Randell Adjei


Partnerships: Scarborough Town Centre, Toronto Arts Council, City of Toronto, UNITY Charity, Manifesto Community Services, Nuit Blanche Scarborough + more.

1) School and Community Workshops
2) Community / Corporate performances
3) Weekly and Monthly events for artists
4) Artist Development