These are our faces ... YOU are our future.


Your financial support makes many good things possible. We appreciate your generosity and are grateful for any amount you can give! Every dollar goes directly toward helping our students.

Just click on the DONATE button above to make your tax-deductible contribution using our secure online payment form. If you prefer, you may mail a check to:

Rise & Shine/Neighbors In Ministry
PO Box 1036
Brevard, NC 28712


Rise & Shine has been a saving grace to our family. It is an outstanding program! Since our son began attending the program at age seven, he has excelled in all of his academics. We can see a definite improvement in his study skills, grammar, speech and overall development. Each day, he cannot wait to show or tell us what he has learned. The tutors who assist the students are a blessing, just truly amazing.
— Michael & Sonya Holmes, R&S Parents

There are lots of ways to get involved. To learn more, please click on the VOLUNTEER button above to complete and submit a simple form.

You can ...

  • be a homework coach (one-on-one tutor),
  • be a Guided Reading tutor,
  • read to kids during Read Aloud,
  • serve food,
  • be a college or career mentor for adolescents,
  • drive scholars on our Fabulous Field Trips,
  • share a special talent or interest with students.


What's Involved in Tutoring

ONE-ON-ONE TUTORS: work with three scholars, one at a time, to complete homework assignments. The commitment is just FOUR days a month (Monday through Thursday) from 3:45 to 5:45 PM. You have the same three scholars every month, spending 40 minutes with each one, so it's easy to form a special relationship that's rewarding for you and your scholars alike.

GUIDED READING TUTORS: work with three small groups of four or five scholars, spending 40 minutes with each group, for FOUR days a month from 3:45 to 5:45 PM. You can choose EITHER four consecutive days OR two consecutive days on two different weeks. You and your groups read a preselected book together, and you help them explore the vocabulary and ideas in the book. ALL materials and lesson activities are provided by our Guided Reading Specialist. Tutors who focus on reading have enjoyed seeing their scholars bloom!

Thank you!