UW-Green Bay: New BIPOC R.I.S.E program provides support to underrepresented students | WisBusiness
Green Bay, Wis.—Ask UW-Green Bay student Hannah Beauchamp-Pope about her participation in the University’s new BIPOC R.I.S.E program and the student mentor will speak glowingly about her experience. Beauchamp-Pope is this year’s recipient of the Newman Civic Fellowship and radiates a passion for social activism and the community.“ As a leader and activist, this really just drives me to continue on the path that I am on because now I know more about what I can do to impact others and education and supporting our youth, [which] are values I hold highly,” she explains.
BIPOC R.I.S.E stands for Black, Indigenous and People of Color Reaching Intersectional Strengths Through Engagement. The UW-Green Bay program, co-founded by UW-Green Bay faculty member Christine Smith and former graduate Hanette Kamanda ’21 (Psychology), centers around providing mentors to UW-Green Bay students of color. With a mission to provide academic, emotional, psychosocial, relational, and professional support to these students, participants in the BIPOC program build long- lasting relationships with their community and peer mentors.