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Free2Rise Educational Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching the lives of teenage girls. The organization was established to respond to the needs of girls who don't have the benefit of parents. It has since expanded to include all girls who require guidance and help navigating obstacles and creating healthy, positive, and productive lives. We provide support, guidance, resources, and the commitment to equip girls with knowledge and positive experiences that will contribute to their growth and development.


Our belief is that all children deserve opportunities to build and strengthen educational and life skills, as well as have exposure to travel and the arts. Our programs are geared towards elevating girls to become self-sufficient, well rounded, and productive citizens. With the help of our Free2Rise Village which consist of Staff, Board, Volunteers, and Supporters, girls will strengthen their academic skills, be exposed to positive experiences, and be prepared for opportunities that will elevate their growth and development.


Mentoring increases the high school
graduation rate.
"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."
Dr. Maya Angelou 

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit

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Our Vision is for girls to rise above challenges to obtain a level of empowerment that will enable them to navigate through life with education, self-sufficiency, confidence, and success.


Our Mission is to inspire girls who are in need of guidance and encouragement by preparing them to become Forever Responsible, Educated, and Empowered (FREE) to rise to their highest potential. We achieve our mission through advocacy, educational reinforcement, life skills guidance, exposure to cultural events, travel experiences, and civic engagement. 


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