Our Mission

Rising Youth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that strives to provide academic and social platforms for at-risk children. Rising Youth’s programs branch out to focus on those with learning disabilities and low-income backgrounds. Utilizing handcrafted curriculum, we aim to cater to the different interests and needs of the children. 

At the age of 16

Expanded a 5 Person Team to Non-profit Organization

AmericaADDRESS: 451 Los Coches St. Milpitas CA 95035
ChinaADDRESS: Youth Art Elementary School

About Us

As a student-run non-profit organization, our aim is directed towards providing academic and emotional support to underprivileged children, currently placing focus on those with special-needs and those hindered by burdens of financial strain.


  • General education
  • Teach in line with student ability
  • Accomodate for students’ interests


We provide an inviting environment for children. Weekly social sessions help those with learning disabilities foster a sense of community.


Network with children and strengthen communication skills when partaking in team activities.


Leadership is largely emphasized. Volunteers have open opportunity in partaking in leadership positions.

Our Founders

Living in the Silicon Valley, almost all children have free access to education. In fact, our public schools are some of the best ones across the nation. From a global perspective, there are 58 million children who lack access to education. In contrast, here in the Bay Area, education is not the first problem that comes in mind. . . Yet, many are still frequently disregarded, such as those who come from underprivileged families with low income and those with learning disabilities.

Rachel Xu

Vivian Liu

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do your part for our community

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course of a student’s life today

Our Sponsors


We’ll Miss You Leonard!

“Some of my best memories of Leonard were from last summer when I first started as pd. He was really helpful and and an amazing mentor….

Volunteer Bonding!

On Jan. 3rd, we decided to have a volunteer bonding to reward everyone for a great job volunteering this semester! Everyone broght food…

Here’s to Another Year

After one year of hard work, we finally decided to celebrate Rising Youth Association’s first year by having a banquet for volunteers!…

Contact Us

Rachel Xu is a entrepreneur, venture investor, and NGO founder. Currently, she is the CEO of Curalens.ai, a menta l healthcare startup that focuses on expanding accessible and affordable mental health technologies through virtual reality and artificial intelligence.
RYA has been dear to heart to her, and she hopes to bring the world to see the beauty of education.

Vivian Liu is a current second year at UCSD, majoring in neurobiology, double minoring in Global health/Psychology. (Professional consumer of rainbow mini mochi in her free time). She hopes that the family of volunteers cultivated here at RYA will continue to spread happiness and love throughout our communities. Here’s to a lifetime of universe explorations!