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Arrested three times, suspended more times than you can count and on the same path as those around him – life at 12 years old for Randell Adjei was looking bleak.

However, a chance encounter saw Randell discover poetry. Through the power of telling his own story, his words enabled him to help others. When he began holding weekly ‘RISE’ events, he started a movement. Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere (RISE) is a community led by youth, comprised of artists, activists, free-thinkers and revolutionaries. In an unforgiving world, it became a safe place for everyone to call home.




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Second Camera

  • Ali Greene

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