Judson's New RISE Program for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Kicks Off with Free Concert | Judson University Christian College
Judson's New RISE Program for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Kicks Off with Free Concert


Aaron Shust - RISE Concert(ELGIN, IL – August 1, 2017) What began in 2015 as a meeting of support between Judson alumnae Gayle Gianopulos ’88 and Nancy Binger ’97 – two mothers of children with Down syndrome – has turned into the successful launch of a two-year certificate of completion program for students, ages 18-25, with intellectual disabilities. The new initiative is called the RISE (Road to Independent Living, Spiritual Formation and Employment) Program.

The RISE Program’s charter 12 students will start this fall. To celebrate this new beginning, the RISE Program will host a jubilant, free concert with award-winning Christian music artist Aaron Shust on Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 7:30-9 p.m., in Herrick Chapel (1151 N. State St., Elgin).
 
Shust, the singer of the No. 1 hit, “My Savior, My God,” is also a father to a five-year old son with Down syndrome. Come hear his compelling story and inspiring music. The concert is free, but registration is required. Seating is first come, first served.

"We are launching an innovative new program for Judson, unlike any other program in Illinois, where the students live on campus in a Christian community,” said RISE Program Director Kathy Lambert.

Register for the Aaron Shust concert here: http://bit.ly/2vfMFeg

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