Rise and Shine Youth Retreat highlights the voices and responds to the emotional needs, creativity and well being of Black, Indigenous, People of Color.
Our mission is to foster meaningful relationships between Black people and nature through cooperative living, wellness retreats, residences, and outdoor exploration/celebration.
We provide a space for folks to awaken their senses, a place for gathering, a place that embraces our diverse cultures, a place where we can embrace the ways that we speak without code switching. A place where people of color explore the woods and not feel like we are on white territory. A place to relax and be free.
Support Black Liberation for Black people in Maine and beyond.
Black Liberation looks like
Black Trans Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter
Black led programming
Black children playing in the woods
Access to land
Access to land to grow food
Safe, clean and affordable housing
Safe space to practice spirituality
Community building and fellowship
Outdoor sports and SO much more.