An initiative of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation


Opportunity Rising Speakers

We’re Speaking Out—
to forge a new path to equal opportunities for all our kids

Right now, more than 4,300 kids who live in Duluth and Superior experience poverty every day, and that fact leads to another—there is a gap between their opportunity for success and that of the rest of our kids.

What if every one of our kids had the opportunity to succeed?

Our Opportunity Rising Initiative is bringing organizations and individuals together in our community to provide real and meaningful opportunities for kids in the areas of reading, mentoring, skill development, transportation, community connection and more.

Let’s talk about our success and what more needs to be done.

Our volunteer speakers bureau includes men and women who are passionate about getting the word out about closing this significant gap for children and families living in our neighborhoods.

Invite one of our Opportunity Rising speakers to your event by filling out the following form. We’ll get back to you soon to make arrangements:

Follow our progress

Keep up on how we are all making Opportunity Rise.


When we rise for our kids, we all rise. So I promise to:

Recognize the growing gap between those with opportunity and those without

Initiate action to effect change, one life at a time

Share stories and resources with my family, neighbors and community

Empower all kids to have equal opportunities to live up to their potential, independent of place and race

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Our promise to all our kids

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