RISE Together for Change
On April 23rd, 2022, UIF Sophia collaborated with a youth empowerment organization called RISE and hosted a workshop at Seisen International School's annual TEDx event. The theme of the event, "Be the Butterfly," was based on the butterfly effect – the notion that even our seemingly small and insignificant actions can have large-scale, meaningful impacts. Building upon this theme, we delivered a 40-minute workshop called "RISE Together for Change" for 60 middle school and high school students at Seisen.
Through our workshop, the participants were able to identify problems that impact them directly, to brainstorm ways they can solve the problems by bringing together their unique strengths and ideas, and to develop team mission statements as an opportunity to recognize the power in taking action alongside others.