Donations Made By RISE


English Language Center


Donations:

$100,000 in products and services donated over a ten year period.


Rising Star Outreach

The Reading Horizons program has been a huge blessing to both our teachers and our children. We appreciate all you have done personally to not only make this wonderful software available to us, but to personally also train our teachers to use it. Thanks a million!

- Becky Douglas, Founder

Donations

$122,000 in products and services donated since 2008.


Humanitarian Experience for Youth

I just wanted to send a thank you for providing the English instructor card books for our program! It was so nice of you to go out of your way to meet with me to discuss the program and make all of the notebooks for us. The program was a success! I sent out the books to a few countries but I personally tried out the program with groups in Bolivia and Cape Verde.

In Bolivia, we taught children. Although I was concerned that the kids would have short attention spans and not be interested in learning, the program was great and extremely useful. It was so exciting to see the kids actually progress in their English. They were so excited for English class everyday and learned a lot.

- Kelsi Gormley, Program Manager

Donations:

Various products and services to support English language learning.


Cause for Hope - One Life at a Time

Donations

Materials and services.


University of Utah Reading Clinic

Donations:

Programs to support tutoring for students waiting to be assigned.


English Skills Learning Center

The Reading Horizons Program has been a wonderful teaching tool for me to use with my students. I teach pre-literate adults with a student or two who have some low-level English. What is great about the Reading Horizons Program is that all students, no matter what their level, can get something from the program. Students who already know the sounds and slides can perfect their pronunciation, and the preliterate adults can start to form sounds, not only from listening to me, but from others in the class. Since language is still a barrier, the only feedback I get is watching my students engage fully in the activities we do. They used to answer their cell phone calls in class or talk to each other in their own language, but now they pay close attention and engage fully in everything we do. They don’t seem to even bring their phones to class anymore. One student of mine used to come to class here and there, but since Reading Horizons, she comes consistently to class. She also came up to me one day after class and said, “Teacher, you teach very nice, very nice, like ‘a sound ah’, and slides la, ba; very good teacher.” The program is giving my students the confidence to try to sound out words, when before they would guess or turn away. I love using Reading Horizons!

- Literacy Tutor

Donations:

Trainings and materials.


Pathway India

Donations:

Trainings and materials.


LDS Church

  • Hispanic Self-Reliance
  • Humanitarian Center/D.I.
  • Missionary Training Center
  • SLC Mission
  • LDS Pathway Program

Donations:

Trainings and materials.


Given Tree

Donations:

Trainings and materials.


Teacher Training University in Chongqing, China

Donations:

Donated materials.