"Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest." - Maya Angelou
Rising Towards Success, Inc. (R.T.S.), was established in 2017 by Founder/Executive Director, Monica L. Ball. The mission of Rising Towards Success, Inc. is to enable youth and young adults in underprivileged areas and low to medium income households to study cultural arts and performance. The organization accomplishes its mission by providing educational opportunities through community service and neighborhood engagement that emphasize cultural arts and performance.
These opportunities will open doors of possibility and create economic empowerment by introducing and training youth and young adults in cultural arts programs such as visual arts, dance, modeling, television, radio, etc. Through comprehensive educational programs, R. T. S. can equip any individual with the necessary skills, development, information and on the job experience to enhance their vision and capabilities for successful employment in diversified fields of cultural arts and performance.
Rising Towards Success, Inc. is a designated 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization based out of Richmond, Virginia where we will serve predominantly in under-privileged areas and households of youth ranging from ages 3-17 and young adults from ages 18 and up, who seek to study cultural arts and performance.