"ISLI was created from the beginning to be a breeding ground for change. That's what we're all about. RISE was created in the hopes to 'get the ball rolling' and to create a platform for discussion and ultimately change. The most amazing thing we see happen after RISE is students going back to their hometowns and making change. For many, RISE is a life-changing experience. It opens students' eyes to a whole new perspective. When I attended the first RISE conference in 2013, I had thoughts built up of what a better school would look like, but had no way to share them. RISE gave me the tools and the empowerment to do just that."
-Justin Sindelar, Waukee HS student and ISLI Marketing Team Leader