When Andrea joined Ready to Rise, her goal was to gain more confidence as a public speaker. She knew it would be an important skill to develop but didn’t know where to find the training and mentorship to do so.
As she pursued public speaking advice in the Ready to Rise program, Andrea found so much more. She found a community of tightknit students who shared the same goals of impacting their community. She found opportunities to help underrepresented groups and individuals who were experiencing homelessness. She found talks about culture and race that showed her how to be outspoken. Through the Ready to Rise program, Andrea has found her voice and the skills to speak out on behalf of others.