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The Wellness Circles are the nucleus of our HBCU Rising program. They provide a safe space  where the bonds of community and support are nurtured to empower the mentors and tutors of HBCU Rising. Within these sacred spaces, our dedicated mentors come together to embark on a journey of self-reflection, connection, and holistic well-being.

At the Rising Wellness Circles, we recognize the profound impact of emotional health on academic and social success. Here, amidst a safe and nurturing environment, mentors are encouraged to prioritize their own emotional wellness, ensuring they are equipped to effectively guide and support the middle school students they serve. Through open dialogue and shared experiences, mentors cultivate the resilience and strength needed to navigate life’s challenges with grace and determination.

Central to our approach is the culturally centered curriculum of HBCU Rising, designed to address the multifaceted issues facing marginalized children with sensitivity and understanding. By engaging with these topics through a lens of cultural relevance and empathy, mentors are better equipped to foster trust and connection with their students, paving the way for brighter, more promising futures.

The Rising: Elevating Education, Education, and Self Esteem