RISE offers responsible, inclusive sexuality education in Northeast Tennessee. We work to change culture by educating and empowering youth as young as kindergarten through older adults.

Truly comprehensive sex ed (CSE) leads to healthier, more respectful relationships, self-confidence, and more responsible decision-making.

We emphasize that:


Sexuality is a normal part of human life and loving.

Our bodies are good and beautiful, private and our own.

Normal changes happen as we grow, develop, mature, and age.


The Our Whole Lives Lifespan Sexuality Education curricula that are the foundation of our program are appropriate for many settings including:

  • after-school programs

  • homeschool groups

  • churches

  • retirement communities

  • parent groups

We also offer parallel programs for youth and their guardians so they both have the information they need to hold important conversations.