In 2017 On-The-Rise piloted a new program designed to reach an older group of youth in Clark County. Teens On-The-Rise, an extension program of On-The-Rise, was established to serve youth in high school. This 8-week educational series meets once a week and focuses on more specific areas of occupational employment skills and lifestyle options.
By collaborating with area schools, Clark County Juvenile Court, Family and Youth Initiatives, the OSU Extension of Clark County, and many other community organizations On-The-Rise has the ability to provide age appropriate educational presentations on personal banking, budgeting, nutrition, internet/social media safety, and the job application process. In our dedication to improving our program to better support our youth we have also partnered with professors from University of Dayton in an attempt to increase specific areas of interest such as sustainable living and nutrition & fitness. At the end of the six-week presentation circuit, students engage in a community service activity and a mini-internship.