Arise Creations has been busy jumping into a new year of learning and creating! Since January, Richelle Marvé, Arise Assistant Director and middle school teacher, has sustained the Arise program while Hannah Olson (Arise Director) has been on maternity leave. We’ve been thrilled to have Tori Wilde (picture right), a faithful Arise volunteer, join the Arise staff as the high school teacher and program support during this transitional season. While it’s been tricky for Richelle to quickly learn to manage more tasks, she is celebrating a season full of amazing opportunities and deeper relationships developed with all the young ladies.
The Arise youth recently began learning how to budget! After years of wanting to earn money, like the high school youth, our middle school youth are earning educational stipends for the first time this semester! We are elated to introduce to them a new sense of responsibility and ownership over their hard-work. As a result, we have taught both classes basic principles on how to manage their money and save. During the lesson, many of the young ladies struggled to determine how much was reasonable to save. It was a great lesson to help them be realistic but also intentional about managing their earnings. One of our middle school youth is excited to save money to help her dad buy a new car. Others have plans to use their money to buy gifts and take some financial burden off their families. Our plan is to continue educating the young ladies on good money management practices to empower them to make wise choices and make plans as they grow into empowered women!
- Arise was recently featured on a podcast! Check out this podcast episode by World Outspoken where Hannah Olson shares the mission and heart of Arise, as well as the message behind Arise Creations signature piece, Urban Hope.
- The ROOTED Tassel keychain has expanded into an entire collection. Last fall, we launched the ROOTED MINI tassel necklace & MINI tassel earrings. This month we plan to launch the NEW MAXI tassel earrings. You can find all available lines on the Arise Creations Etsy page!
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