Dr. Harrison and Prof. Bukstein are developing “The RISE To Win Curriculum” for a new nonprofit organization founded by Miami Dolphins team owner Stephen Ross. Click here to watch the initial Public Service Announcement (PSA) for RISE. Learn more about RISE at RISEtoWIN.org.
Founded in 2015, RISE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to harnessing the unifying power of sport to advance race relations. In addition to being one of the first organizations of its kind, RISE has formed an unprecedented alliance of sports leagues and associations, organizations, educators, thought-leaders, media networks, sports professionals, athletes, coaches and others who believe in the power of sport to build a nation of understanding, respect and equality.
With race-related issues dominating headlines, RISE has launched a three-pronged approach to raise awareness, inspire dialogue and drive enduring action:
Drive participation and ownership: RISE is executing a nationwide public awareness campaign to encourage communities to advance race relations in sports and beyond.
Leverage voices that break through: RISE is developing strategic partnerships with sports leagues and associations, organizations, athletes, coaches, universities, high schools and policymakers to reach the entire the sports community.
Develop meaningful educational programming: RISE will develop tools, resources and a sports-related racial sensitivity curricula aimed to help athletes, coaches, parents and professionals identify, resolve and prevent racially insensitive behaviors and situations.