Rise and Shine Saturday to benefit inclusion in the Coastal Bend

Posted at 10:42 AM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-13 14:17:38-05


Whether you walk or run, students at The Rise School of Corpus Christi are hoping you will make your way to Water’s Edge Park (602 S. Shoreline Blvd.) this Saturday.

The 14th Annual Rise and Shine 5K Run begins there at 8 a.m. and the 1K Inclusion Walk starts at 8:30 a.m. Both are taking place to help support the kids at The Rise School.

The Rise School of Corpus Christi is the city’s first and only school dedicated to early education of children with and without disabilities in an inclusive classroom setting, with master’s level educators and on-staff speech, occupational, physical, and music therapists.

Children between the ages of 15-months and 6-years will find an intensive environment of early education and intervention. It is provided to students year-round, five days a week, six hours daily in an “integrated environment,” meaning The Rise School enrolls about 50% of its students with development delays, and 50% who are traditional learners. The blend allows children with developmental delays to model after their typically-developing peers. It also allows traditional learners to learn compassion, and benefit from a high quality, inclusive education tailored to the individual needs of every child.

All proceeds from this weekend’s event will go directly back to Rise.

Inflatables, games, train rides and a petting zoo will all be a part of Saturday’s fun. There will also be a helicopter landing before the start of the race!

To register or to learn more about the school, go to You may also call (361) 814-9399.