|The RYES Journey: The ROASA Youth Empowerment Series (RYES pronounced “rise”) is a platform that serves to offer professional-to-youth relationship building activities. We encourage disadvantaged minority youth to make better choices in all areas of their live (family, school, work, and community). RYES serve to match successful professionals with young people who are interested in and open to learning from their mentor’s career/life experiences. In addition to sharing their own challenges and successes, the mentor is also charged to teach and remind youth of how their ancestor have shaped and changed society for the better. (Watch our Ancestral Sighting’s videos on our eNetworking Channel at http://www.roasalives.org).