More To The Story: Teaching our Teens to “Rise Up”

Dave Staley meets the mom behind the program to inspire local students

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Sandy Pricer is a busy woman! Sandy is a wife and mother. Mother of six kids. And she’s a working mother.

You see, Sandy started the organization “Rise Up Cooperative” back in late 2020. During the dark days of the pandemic.

The goal is to work with various groups and schools. Such as Notre Dame High School.

Holding workshops, and working with kids, teaching life skills. And leadership skills.

“We have volunteers who teach many things. Teaching to overcome. Teaching mindset. And attitude. As well as normal life skills: budgeting, resume building. All sorts of things.”

“Rise Up” targets a specific group. Teenagers and young adults, between the ages of 13 and 23. But the subject matter IS wide ranging. All done by volunteers.

Price has a background in social services. Even though she admits this new venture is a challenge, she’s confident her cooperative will continue to make a difference.

“I know we can make a difference. There are so many things the kids aren’t taught these days. Parents and teachers are so busy. Thus, we can come in and fill in the gaps.”

“Rise Up” holds fundraising workshops twice a month. As well as a fundraiser featuring a trivia contest on May the 14th.
For more information, head to the Rise Up Cooperative website.
Dave Staley, News 12 Now

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