The Alliance for Refugee Youth Support and Education (ARYSE) helps resettled refugee youth overcome obstacles to achieve success. By building partnerships between college volunteers and refugee youth, ARYSE equips both with the tools they need to be engaged citizens and visionary community leaders. ARYSE is a start-up national non-profit based in Pittsburgh. In Pittsburgh, ARYSE works with student-led programs at CMU and the University of Pittsburgh like FORGE Pitt.
ARYSE is creating a network of student-led programs across the country to enable knowledge exchange and resource sharing. ARYSE organizes an annual conference, fellowship program, and online resource-platform. Through consultations, staff provide individualized leadership training for student leaders to improve program effectiveness and performance. ARYSE guides student leaders in developing and maintaining programs that provide academic and emotional support to refugee youth while also engaging youth in projects that help them realize their potential and intelligence.