We are R.I.S.E

Raising Individuals To Succeed with Excellence

We are a non-profit organization that provides wraparound services to all adolescents between the ages of 11 and 18. RISE was created to fulfill the needs of support, guidance, empowerment, & motivation with the youth in our community. RISE is designed to be the gateway to linking our youth to other therapeutic services as needed.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide each youth with practical guidance and support in life so that they will succeed with excellence. This program will ensure that no youth feels alone, disconnected, & misunderstood. Through education, empowerment, mentoring, peer support group services, & community engagement, our youth will be equipped to confront life challenges effectively.

Our vision for the future

The vision for RISE is that it will become a well known sought out agency in the community that many people connect with because of the astounding results it produces in the lives of our young people.

Our Services

Mentorship

PEER Group Support

Case Management

Community Outreach

Staying connected to the community is at the heart of R.I.S.E

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Our Dedicated Team

Dr. Joelle Alexis

PRESIDENT

Dr. Joelle Alexis is an educator, social worker, mental health therapist, and the founder of RISE Enrichment Program. Dr. Alexis graduated with her Masters In Social Work at Barry University in 2010 and went on to obtain a Doctorate in Education, with a concentration in Organizational Leadership and Health Care from Nova Southeastern University.

Over the last 10 years, she has been working in the community providing individual and family therapy to families throughout Miami-Dade and Broward County. Dr. Alexis currently works at a highly respected agency in Broward County as a Clinical Supervisor.

Dr. Alexis has worked with adolescents her entire career life and takes pride in seeing our youth accomplish their dreams. She has devoted her leisure time to the children's ministry at her church. Dr. Alexis is a wife, a mother, and enjoys spending quality time with her family.

Stacey L. Vincent

VICE PRESIDENT

Stacey L. Vincent is a social worker & co-founder of RISE Enrichment Program. She graduated in 2011 from Barry University obtaining her Masters in Social Work. Since then, she has focused her career on serving children & family, specifically in the field of mental health & substance abuse, providing individual/family therapy.

Stacey has spent her years working in the community and building relationships with not only families but also teachers & staff in both Palm Beach & Broward County School Districts.

Stacey values faith, family, & education, which is why she continues to impart knowledge to our children & future leaders of tomorrow, that they may be successful in every area of their lives.

Stacey is a wife and a mother of 3 who enjoys spending time and creating memories with her family.

Adora West

CHAIRMAN

Adora West of Sham's Law Financial Services is a medical and financial social worker and graduate from Barry University with her MSW. She serves the geriatric population by assisting with navigating through community resources and educates families on financial literacy.

Adora has been a great resource to her clients and patients as she is well-connected in the community. Mrs. West values education and believes if you know better you will do better therefore her passion is educating as she feels education and life's experiences are the best help.

Adora is a wife and mom of 1 who enjoys quality time with loved ones, traveling and making people smile.

Katrina Forman-Robinson

DIRECTOR OF VOLUNTEER SERVICES

Katrina Forman-Robinson is a Social Worker, School Clinician, and an Organizational Consultant. She graduated in 2010 from Florida International University with Masters in Social Work-Clinical and 2013, she graduated from Ashford University with Masters in Organizational Management specializing in Human Resources and Project Management.

As seasoned professional with over 10 years of experience in working community based agencies serving children and families providing social services, mental health and educational needs within the Tri-County area of South Florida, Katrina is known for having a driven mindset, possesses leadership qualities and maximizing operational excellence.

Katrina currently works with the Broward County School District and operates a small private practice as a certified professional life and health coach.

Katrina is a wife, a mother and a member of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and baking!

Stephanie Sicar

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Stephanie Sicar is a Registered Clinical Social Work Intern, Mental Health Therapist. She holds a Masters degree in Social Work from Barry University.

With over 10 years of experience providing therapy to individuals and families throughout the Broward and Miami-Dade counties, Stephanie takes great pride and care in working with vulnerable communities to overcome personal and mental challenges.

Her work is committed to empowering her clients with the necessary tools needed to work through their specific life goals and break free from the negative cycles that plague them.

A self care advocate, her personal self care includes spending quality time loving on her friends and family. In her leisure time, you will find Stephanie dancing her heart away and being a mama bear to 3 beautiful children.

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