The RISE coalition is a community based organization dedicated to improving the health and wellness of our community by addressing risk factors known to predict a variety of problem behaviors including youth substance use. Our membership is comprised of youth, parents, law enforcement, civic groups, businesses, healthcare professionals, media, schools, local government, and more! RISE is a partnership with the Sedro-Woolley School District and United General #304, with funding provided by Washington State Health Care Authority through the Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the Drug Free Communities Grant. The coalition serves the community located within the Sedro-Woolley School District. The district covers 395 square miles, including the areas of Big Lake, Clear Lake, Hamilton, Lyman and Samish.

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The Pax Good Behavior Game is an evidence-based universal prevention intervention applied by teachers in the classroom. This evidence-based practice consists of a set of research-based strategies with origins in behavioral science, neuroscience, and cultural wisdom that operate together to improve children’s self-regulation. Teachers implement these strategies as part of their daily routines.

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Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That’s dangerous and often tragic.

Our Partners

Washington State Health Care Authority
United General - Building Healthier Communities
Sedro-Woolley School District


“We are grateful for the partnership and support we have received as a high school from the Sedro-Woolley RISE Coalition. Their work supporting our students and families, focusing on prevention and education around substance use and addiction has been instrumental. The Sedro-Woolley RISE Coalition helps run and organize our teen prevention group, WISH Club, We Inspire Safe Habits, making a huge difference for our students on a daily basis at school and has also helped fund pro-social activities for our youth, such as Spirit Busses to attend our SWHS Athletic events. We are grateful for our Coalition!!”

Kerri Carlton - Principal, SWHS