We love celebrating holidays at RYSE! Check out some photo highlights of our holiday season: We were able to gift each resident with a backpack filled with daily essentials and a gift card (126 backpacks total!) plus each youth had a gift to unwrap on Christmas morning. RYSE youth were also served a delicious Christmas breakfast including eggs, fried rice, French toast, Portuguese sausage and bacon! Our community friends and partners across the island, including faith-based groups, LGBTQ groups, the Hoea Foundation, Hawaii Job Corps, Fund A Future, Junior League of Honolulu, and many other groups helped to provide all the gifts. We held an Employee Door Decorating Contest, having RYSE youth and staff collaborate to make creative and festive designs. This year’s winners were Team Education & Employment, who earned a much-needed extra day of PTO! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!