Every day you have to look in the mirror and say to yourself, ‘I am a great somebody.’ You have to believe it.
— Will Boyd, R&S graduate
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What We Do

Since 1996, when Neighbors In Ministry launched the Rise & Shine year-round after school program, we have been helping economically disadvantaged and racial minority children learn -- about the fundamental importance of education, about their community and culture, and about themselves. 

Rise & Shine is the ONLY local after school program that offers:

  • one-on-one tutoring
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) activities
  • tools for academic and collegiate success
  • lessons in African American history and culture

Using structured activities and individual coaching, our dedicated staff and corps of volunteers reinforce three key messages:

You matter.

You are important and deserve respect and equality of opportunity. Your needs, your wishes, and your opinions count.

We believe in you.

We are here for you, every day, because we have faith in who you are and who you will become.

Dream big.

Whatever you envision for your life, let your dreams inspire you to work hard and reach high.