UCI Asian Pacific Student Association RISE Program

Retention through Impact, Solidarity, and Empowerment

2015-2016 RISE Program at Los Amigos High School

The 2015-2016 mission is to promote diversity throughout the community, and by doing so, creating an establishment of equality in a multicultural society. Instilled with APSA’s core beliefs of cultural sensitivity and awareness through education, RISE provides academic support, college preparation, and resources to cultivate professionalism and leadership/personal development skills to better ensure successful development of students. Through student mentorship, we aim to maintain the education pipeline and strengthen retention at the high school level. RISE hopes to provide a multitude of resources to students to increase the number of underserved high school students going to college. By offering interactions with college students of Asian American, Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian, [email protected] and [email protected] backgrounds, RISE hopes to empower high school students through shared experiences and knowledge.

Tentative Outreach Calendar at Los Amigos High School

Fridays, 3-5pm in Room L-6 (Ms. Do’s classroom)


Week 1: April 1, 2016

Introduction and Goal Setting: RISE Mentorship

Meet your Mentor for the next 10 weeks! Get to know each other, and discuss your goals for the program, and your goals for your journey at Los Amigos and beyond!

Week 2: April 8, 2016

RISE Program: Different Pathways Fair

Explore with your Mentor the different OPTIONS you have while you are in high school, in college, after graduation and after your degree!




QTR 3 has ended at LAHS! Enjoy your spring break, LOBOS!


Week 4: April 22, 2016

Culture and Education: Your Roots, Your Strength, Your Right

Learn about the past and get inspired to make a change! What do textbooks fail to mention about OUR histories? Discover activists, students, professionals, parents, leaders all looking to make a brighter tomorrow for future generations. Learn how to draw strength from your roots to feel empowered about your education!

Week 5: April 29, 2016

Passion Project: Filling Your Soul (and Resume, Too!)

What extracurricular activities do colleges want to see? It doesn’t matter! Learn why your passions are more convincing than, “What Looks Good on a Resume?” Discover new interests, foster current ones, and explore how a “hobby” can segue into a potential career that you enjoy!

Week 5: SATURDAY, APRIL 30th


Walk the campus, hear Guest Speakers, and see the resources college has to offer!


Week 6: May 6th, 2016

Self-Care: Your Mind Needs a Break, Too!

Student life is stressful. Learn the importance of caring for your mind and your body as you plan for your future. Discover how to manage your stress, and how to communicate about and advocate for your mental health!


Week 7: May 13, 2016

RISE’s Declassified Guide For 9th and 10th Graders

Learn practical skills to build your success on campus and beyond! Explore techniques for time management, effective note-taking, money management, making friends, finding a job, and maintaining your goals.


Week 8: May 20, 2016

Bridging Anteaters x RISE x Family MIXER and Panel!

Los Amigos has two alternative resource groups from UCI! Bridging Anteaters Mentoring Program works with 11th grade Lobos! Come meet your peers! Ask questions about preparing for 11th grade and more college preparation questions. Invite your family members to explore more about college and help them become engaged in a discussion about your higher education goals!

Week 9: May 27, 2016

Reviewing Your RISE Program

Reflect on what you’ve learned so far in the program. Did you find answers for the questions you had at the beginning of the program? Ask! This session will be an open discussion on any thoughts you’ve developed throughout our weeks together or any new concepts you’ve learned.


Week 10: June 3rd, 2016

RISE Banquet Ceremony

Congratulations on taking charge of your education! Come to the end of the program banquet to receive prizes and a Certificate of Completion. Mingle one last time with your RISE Family and come say farewell for the rest of the school year!