Providing Massachusetts Children in Foster Care with Opportunity

Rise Above Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide enriching experiences and activities to children and youth experiencing foster care here in Massachusetts. Over the last 15 years, Rise Above has ensured youth in our state's foster care system have access to extracurricular activities. By funding music classes and instruments, sports fees and equipment, summer camp, vocational programs, and a lot more, we give youth critical opportunities that boost their physical, mental, social and academic wellbeing. 


Leonards Music will be working directly with Rise Above to provide Musical Opportunities to children in the Massachusetts Foster Care System. We are very excited about this and look forward to a long and prosperous partnership.

There are multiple ways you can help too! Please follow the link below to find out how.


Since its inception, Rise Above has served more than 10,000 youth in foster care in Massachusetts, including nearly 2,000 in the last year alone.


How Does it Work? 

Who is eligible? 

Children who are in the physical care and custody of the Massachusetts DCF, including youth in CFC, independent living, group home, and residential placements. Young adults 18 years and older who have voluntarily signed themselves in with the Massachusetts DCF are also eligible.