“Rise Up” Live Virtual Event and Fundraiser

Raising Youth Resilience, a 501 (c)(3) youth mentoring organization in Stockton, CA., has responded to the urgent needs of many facing the challenges of COVID-19 by hosting a Facebook Live ‘Virtual Event and Fundraiser’ to support at-risk youth in need of additional outreach and mentoring services, as well as the Chavez High School ‘Face Shields for Heroes’ program.

Joing us for our Facebook Live fundraising event, Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 5 pm, featuring local artists Lavell Jackson (Goodsoul), Miles Minnick, Brandon Leake, and Erisa Nicole discussing art, music, community building, and how we can all shift our minds to positive thinking during the COVID-19 crisis.  

How Your ‘Giving Tuesday Now’ Donations Help

The challenges faced by at-risk youth pre-Covid19 are compounded by the current stay-at-home orders and the isolation that follows. Dysfunctional home-lives are often in play and can include domestic violence, drugs and alcohol abuse or a general lack of positive supervision, all of which increase the risk of students finding themselves in harm’s way.

The closure of schools has placed a greater need on mentoring services to provide increased and alternative points of access and support for these at-risk youth.

50 %

Children in the United States that live in low-income families at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. 

Only 1 in 10

Youth from low-income families that go on to graduate from a four-year college

4Xs More Likely

Students who live in communities with high levels of poverty are 4x more likely to be chronically absent. 

students shield those on the front lines

Chavez High School engineering and architecture teacher, David Jimenez and his students are manufacturing protective face shields with the aid of three-dimensional printers for the medical community and first responders on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic.

Photo Courtesy of David Jimenez, Recordnet.com

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Our Story

Raising Youth Resilience was founded to answer the needs of far too many youth at-risk, and to develop empowering solutions to the circumstances they face.

Specializing in youth development, Raising Youth Resilience provides consistency and structure based on K-12 skill sets grounded in self-awareness, leadership-building and personal growth through restorative mentoring.

Raising Youth Resilience is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization.

Our Team

Our team of passionate mentors and leaders are committed to making a difference in the lives of at-risk youth, providing the skills necessary to overcome limitation and educational challenges, and offering crisis intervention to those most in need.

  John Norman

John Norman

Executive Director

Lavell Jackson

Lavell Jackson

Student Advocate & Site Coordinator

Albert Salazar

Albert Salazar

Youth Mentor

We Appreciate Your Support

Raising Youth Resilience is a 501 (c)(3)

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve the lives of children in Stockton, CA. 



(209) 227-8977




1163 East March Lane,
Suite D #490
Stockton, California 95210