Northwestern Regional 7 RISE


Our Mission Statement

RISE is a student group committed to fostering a healthy, substance-free Region 7 school through education, advocacy, and outreach.  RISE aims to provide a safe, positive environment in which students are able to learn about mental health and substance addiction and develop the leadership skills necessary to build a mentally and physically well community.



Upcoming Meeting

NWR7 has an early dismissal today, Tuesday, January 29th.  Because of that, RISE is unable to meet.  We will have our meeting TOMORROW, on Wednesday, immediately after school in House 1 commons.  We will be continuing to plan our upcoming Wellness Day as well as creating materials for it! All high school students are welcome.  Please contact with questions or a note about your availability.

Rise above.

Make good choices.

Empower the next generation.


Start The Discussion

The next generation is ready to foster positive change. RISE arms you with the tools to rise above and inspire yourself and others to make healthy choices which will set you up for success in the long run. Use your voice to make a difference within your school!







Upcoming Events

RISE will be hosting a “Wellness Day” in Northwestern’s gymnasium on Saturday, February 16th from 12-2pm.  

This event is aimed at educating students and community members in strategies for reducing stress and maintaining physical, mental, and emotional health.  It will feature various activity stations, a yoga presentation, therapy dogs, a tea bar, and goodies for sale.  

The event is free, family-friendly, and open to the public! Come and have a good time with friends and family while learning strategies to help you manage the day-to-day stressors of life. 

NWR7 Youth Advocate

Jill Keegan, a 17-year-old senior at NWR7, is the Northwest Hills Prevention Connection Youth Advocate for the Region 7 school community.  She believes that raising awareness about mental health issues and substance addiction is a critical step in building healthy communities. In her free time, Jill enjoys singing, playing piano and tennis, and spending time with her family and friends.  She hopes to eventually pursue a career in biology.