Rise to Resilience

Rise to Resilience builds resilience and teaches healthy habits to address the negative effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress.

How Does It Work?

Rise to Resilience was created to help transition age foster youth recognize and mitigate the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress so they can live healthy, fulfilling lives. Without intervention, toxic stress can lead to a whole array of health issues and maladaptive behaviors including obesity, heart disease, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, emphysema, cancer, unintended pregnancies, suicide, and even premature death.

Rise to Resilience helps participants manage and lessen the consequences of toxic stress through workshops, resources, group sessions, individual coaching, a network of healthy connections, and more — all focused around seven key practices based on healing-centered engagement: healthy relationships, nourishment, mindfulness, holistic fitness, rest & sleep, self-exploration, and play.

A Rise to Resilience conference is also held yearly, where members of the JIT community are invited to a day-long experience that includes expert speakers, interactive wellness activities, and much more, all focused around healing and happiness.


To join Rise to Resilience, you must:

  • Be a current JIT participant dedicated to transcending trauma in your life

How Do I Join?

Rise to Resilience is available year-round and open to all JIT participants! If you’re interested in joining, please fill out our interest form by clicking here.

Active JIT participants are also welcome at our annual Rise to Resilience retreat. Please be sure to let our team know if you’re interested!