HELP of Southern Nevada – RISE Youth Program


Help of Southern Nevada provides educational and work readiness services in a positive support system to help homeless and at-risk youth obtain career and educational aspirations. Participating youth may include homeless, individuals currently in or previously involved in the former foster care system, the disabled, and those who are deemed basic skills deficient through standardized testing (CASAS), and/or who may have had histories of substance abuse, are pregnant or parenting youth, may have had involvement in the juvenile justice system or have been charged for crimes as an adult. Participants take part in educational planning and credentialing assistance, work readiness, leadership development and life skills support programming.


List of Services Provided

Support and advocacy services for in school youth to help ensure increased numbers of high school graduates

Dropout prevention (Local High School Sites: Basic, Bonanza, Chaparral, Cimarron, Clark, Del Sol and Sunrise Mountain)

Help remove barriers that prevent youth  in obtaining a high school diploma, GED, certified vocational training and/or  post-secondary education opportunities

Tutoring support and instruction on attaining a high school diploma or GED

Work readiness

Life skills support, adult mentoring, guidance counseling and follow-up services<br> Transportation assistance for education, training, job search and work experience opportunities

Child Care Assistance