Youth that make the
Change Enabling Decisions
Rise Collection is the product of the Chicago youth empowerment nonprofit, The Black Ecosystem.
The goal of The Black Ecosystem is to teach Chicago youth the skills they need to create and run a business. To turn them on a path towards CEO - not CPD. And as a result the Rise Collection was born.
The products you see in our store were all crafted by Chicago youth who chose business over bullsh**
All sales help the students meet life goals and educational expenses.
Every dollar you donate goes towards sponsoring another Chicago youth in our skills training program.
My design has words that inspire me everyday: joy, play, soul, love. My plan is to sell lots of shirts and save up for college
My shirt is a tiger. It represents being free and strong free to do anything you put your mind to, and be strong through it
I like to play basketball and football. I'm going to use the money I earn from my shirt sales to pay for college. I came up with a space design because I just feel like I need more space in this world to be myself. I want to be able to live without feeling like I can't go places or do things because of the color of my skin.
I am a social entrepreneur and I want to start a business that would help me make money so that when I get older I can pay for college. I can also help my mother when she needs to pay the bills. My design is called Born Sinner. We all have sinned before. If there is something weighing down on your heart, pray and ask for forgiveness