An Adventure of Discovery

Transforming the community by supporting the educational system with initiatives and programs of fluidity.

Arise International was founded by Angela Henderson to bring community transformation by supporting the educational system with initiatives and programs of fluidity that will empower the students from grades K5-12 to Aim, Reach, Inspire, Succeed, and Enrich their own lives and the lives of others.


Students Mentored


Teachers Supported


Committed Volunteers


Amazing Programs

I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to see how many students engaged in the sessions. As a teacher, I sometimes feel as though my students are not motivated to learn. This experience tapped into who they are in a way that made them think, re-act remember.  Thank you so much.

Carolyn Southall

Entrepreneur Teacher, North Charleston High School

Available Programs

Elementary Encounters

Dance, Arts, Music, Reading Partners, 5K events, Health and Nutrition activities, Teacher’s Friend, Office Administration Support, “How’s My Attitude” journey for 4th and 5th grades.

Teacher workshops on personal discovery, team building, and leadership developing.

Middle School Mastery

Dance, Arts, Music, Reading Partners, Teacher’s Friend, Office Administration Support, and Leadership Training, Personal Discovery, and Team Building. 

Teacher’s workshops on Personal Discovery, Team Building, Leadership Development.

High School

ARISE Adventure (a 5 session journey:  Personal Discovery, Team Building, and Leadership Development)

ARISE Advanced Adventure- “Keep Looking Up!” (Part 2)

The ARISE Coach built a relationship with the students over the four weeks. Coming back each week made a difference.

Cynthia Russell Albach

Leadership Teacher, Senior Advisor

Our Team

Angela Henderson

Spearhead of Project H.O.M.E., which provides residential housing for youth who are in their junior or senior year. Connector of community and schools to empower children and youth.

Cindy Mellard

Vice President.
Over 30 years of public school teaching experience coinciding with over 10 years of coaching experience. Cindy also serves in her local church, coordinating a children’s leadership development program.

Keith Henderson

Over 28 years of leadership experience and the CFO of North Palm Church. An entrepreneur owning several businesses from real estate to coaching.

Terri Kohensky

Board Member.
Over 40 years of nursing experience. 6 of those years as a US Navy nurse. Retired from Roper St. Francis hospital bone marrow transplant unit and ICU.

Cornelius Coakley

Board Member.
Founder of Neil Lavon Creative Firm with expertise in event planning, artist management and branding.

This is so amazing!  I sent it to some friends as an example of how a church can wrap its loving arms around a school community. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your goodness, selflessness, and generosity.

Dr. Gerrita Postlewait

Superintendent Charleston County School District

Ready to Get Started?

Send us a message. One of our team members will get right back to you.

+1 (843) 343-8426

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