RISE High School Retreat

The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio's R.I.S.E. High School Retreat (Respect, Inclusion, Social Justice, and Empathy) is a gathering of high school students who will spend 2 ½ days exploring topics of diversity and inclusion through experiential activities and discussions. Our R.I.S.E. Retreat returns April 18th – April 20th, 2024, with the theme of ACTIVISM: Student Change-Makers.

Through interactive workshops and team-building activities, students will:

  • Practice effective problem solving, collaboration, and leadership.
  • Identify instances of prejudice and examine biased behavior or beliefs.
  • Build relationships with young people from different backgrounds.
  • Shape conflict resolution, self-awareness, and relationship skills.

Our R.I.S.E. High School Retreat provides young people with life-changing experiences, fostering respect, integrity, and self-empowerment.



ALL forms MUST be completed and signed in order for you and your students to participate. All forms with the original signatures MUST accompany each student upon their arrival at camp. As the chaperone, you are responsible for students having ALL of their forms completely filled out by March 29, 2024. All forms can be scanned and emailed to schoolandyouth@diversitycenterneo.org or mailed to our address:

3659 Green Road, Suite 220, Cleveland, Ohio 44122

Please see the registration packet below for more information.

All forms can be scanned and emailed to schoolandyouth@diversitycenterneo.org, and payment can be mailed to: Attn: Lorraine Pennick, The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio, 3659 Green Rd., Suite 220, Cleveland, OH 44122.


The Student Packet below includes:

  • Agreement to Participate
    • Student Agreement
    • Student & Parent/Caregiver Agreement & Emergency Release
  • Contact Information & Emergency Contact
  • Medical Information & Medical History Form
  • Cabin Assignments
  • General Information
  • Publicity Release
  • Important Phone Numbers
  • Packing List

Please print and complete all registration forms and return them to your educator/advisor that will be attending the retreat; they will scan and send the forms to The Diversity Center and collect your paper forms to bring to the retreat.


Our retreats and conferences provide unique opportunities for youth to share a fun, critical thinking space. Counselors uniquely impact the students by serving as facilitators, active listeners, and guides to student experiences as they work through program activities. Camp Counselors are responsible for monitoring students as they participate in Diversity Center activities, camp activities, and simulations. This is an unpaid volunteer position that requires a background check.

Have any questions? Email schoolandyouth@diversitycenterneo.org for more information.


Please Consider Supporting Our Amazon Wishlist!


Our School & Youth Amazon Wishlist is a great way to support students participating in our programs and our R.I.S.E. High School Retreat. We encourage you to scan the QR code with your phone (or click the image) to visit our Amazon Wishlist and donate supplies to the young people we work with. We are thankful for your generous support!


Please make sure that you are mailing the items to our designated address and not to your personal address. Furthermore, we would like to express our gratitude for your generous contribution so please include your name and email address in the accompanying note.


Please send to: 3659 Green Road, Suite 220, Cleveland, Ohio 44122