RISE TEAM combines our Research-informed Individualized Student Education (RISE) with additional Training for Educational Advancement Mentorship (TEAM). This innovative employment readiness project is designed to help teens with learning differences transition from high school to paid employment.  

RISE TEAM is specifically designed for LDS’ teen students and will include remedial instruction to focus on academic needs and pre-employment workshops and training. Participants who are BC Secondary School students will have opportunities to accumulate the 30 volunteer hours required to graduate and will receive a reference letter to assist in their future job search. Additionally, students who complete the program will be considered for one of two paid office assistant positions with LDS. 

RISE TEAM participants will receive: 

• Remedial instruction and learning support
• Resume and cover letter workshops
• Mentorship and leadership training
• Volunteer Experience
• Reference letter

Who is the program for?

Secondary students with learning differences, ages 14-19, who are looking for graduation and workforce transition support. The program is ideally suited for teens who will be starting Grade 10, 11, or 12 in September 2021.  

Where is it offered?

RISE TEAM will take place at our East Vancouver Learning Centre. 





When are sessions?

Sessions are scheduled to operate late Spring through Summer 2021. 

    This program is funded by an Accessibility Project Grant from Disability Alliance BC (DABC) and will be offered free of charge to families that qualify. 

    We would like to thank DABC for promoting inclusion and accessibility for people with disabilities. 

    Thank you to our generous donors, sponsors and funders who make it possible for us to provide bursaries and affordable programs.

    If you would like to contribute to our bursary fund, please consider making a monthly or one time donation via our Giving Page. 

    Register now for our RISE Spring Break Camps! More Info!