Resilience Rising recognizes that the sexual exploitation and trafficking of women and children is inherently an issue of social justice. The intersections of systems of power, privilege, and oppression circumscribe the life trajectories of vulnerable youth. Our program incorporates these individual, collective, and generational narratives as vital elements of identity development and empowerment.
Resilience Rising respects the neurotypical development of adolescents, allowing them space to make mistakes, test boundaries, explore and express identity, and evolve gracefully into young adults. We honor their inherent courage, adaptability, wisdom, and tenacity as survivors. We provide young girls with the opportunities to find themselves, become themselves, and rise.