Rise Summer Program

Register for RISE 2018!

RISE Summer Program 2018

Monday, June 4 – Friday, July 14th 

M-F, 8:30 – 2:30pm

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE! Register today!

Applications can be found and downloaded from this website or at the Gainesville Housing Authority website or paper copies can be picked up at Gainesville Housing Authority’s Harrison Square and Pearl Nix offices.

Questions? Call or text Maria: 404-358-3558


Register for RISE Spring Break, April 3-7th, 3-5:30pm

RISE Spring Break – flyer, Eng & Sp

This year RISE expands to include a Spring Break program! We hope to have K-2nd grade at Melrose’s Innovation Station, 3rd-5th grade at Pearl Nix Parkway’s computer room and 3rd-5th at Harrison Square.  Our programming will include fun test prep and reading assistance Monday-Thursday with a field trip on Friday for all students who attend Monday through Thursday.

Applications can be found on this website under “Downloadable Forms”  and at our GHA offices, Pearl Nix Parkway and Harrison Square. Registration forms MUST BE COMPLETE in order for the children to attend.

Questions? Email Maria, mcalkins@gainesvillehousing.org or text/call 404-358-3558.

See RISE 2016 video and photos

2016 was a resounding success with more than 100 students! Take a look at some of the activities in these photos and video.

The goals of RISE Summer Program are: 

  1. To eliminate summer learning loss in math and reading.
  2. To increase healthy living habits to fight childhood obesity.
  3. To improve academic performance.
  4. To reduce health risks associated with living in low-income communities.

To address these goals RISE Summer Program offers:

  • Relevant Curriculum: RISE students receive Gainesville City Schools-aligned curriculum 4 full days each week, for 6 weeks, with the goal of reinforcing Common Core standards.
  • Fun Fridays”: Each week, all of our kids head out for a day of fun which includes recreational swim time and a fun & educational field trips such as swimming at Frances Meadows, bowling, Elachee Nature Center, skating, INK Children’s Museum, Truelove Dairy Farm, and a ride on Chattahoochee River Keeper’s Lake Lanier boat,  The Chota Princess.
  • Access to RISE: Any Gainesville-Hall County child is welcome to attend RISE, free-of-charge.
  • Nutritious meals: A balanced breakfast, lunch and nutritious snacks are provided through a partnership with the USDA Summer Feeding Program, Gainesville City Schools and the Georgia Mountains Food Bank.
  • Nutrition Education: Brenau Occupational Therapy graduate students offer a healthy eating programs.
  • Health Assessments: Volunteers from Brenau’s Nursing Department conduct the physical screenings: BMI, sight and hearing. Information is relayed to parents & schools, when appropriate.
  • Healthy activities: Each day the children have an hour of recess and activity time. On Fridays, they spend 2 hours swimming at Frances Meadows Swim Center.
  • Family Engagement and Resources

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Register Early for 2017!

We are now accepting applications for Summer 2017!

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Watch the 2015 video

During the summer, students:
• Take exciting weekly field trips such as swimming or seeing live animal shows, planetarium and nature trails
• Are tutored in school curriculum on key subjects
• Improve nutrition and health habits
• Engage in daily games and recreation
• Take part in scientific experiments and projects
• Experience learning using new technologies Read More