Rise Up | Twin Cities

Middle School Conference

What is Rise Up?

We are never too young to strive for holiness.  This one-day conference for middle school youth challenges them to “rise up” to live their faith radically, confident that they are known and loved by God the Father. 

Young people will be strengthened in their relationship with Christ through keynote speakers, praise & worship, Adoration, Reconciliation, and lots of fun activities!!

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Date & Time:

March 23, 2019  9am-3pm

Registration Opens October 2, 2018 at 9am


Radisson Blu Mall of America

Bloomington, MN


6th-8th Graders and their leaders.


$60 - Includes Lunch (hold your space with a $30 deposit now!)

Key Details

Online registration opens at 9:00 am CST on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Tickets are $60 per person and include conference entry and lunch. At the time of registration a $30 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit per ticket is required. After January 23, 2019 the full ticket cost is due.  Mall of America attraction passes, conference t-shirts and other items will be made available at an additional cost upon receipt of your deposit. Registration for Rise Up Twin Cities is by group (church, organization, family, etc.). Partnership for Youth will not accept individual registrations or payments.

Official 2019 Registration & Payment Policies

Groups are required to bring a minimum of 1 chaperone (aged 21+) for every 6 youth (under 18). Groups must have male and female chaperones if they have both male and female youth, family groups excepted.

All adults (18+) must be in compliance with the USCCB Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. Groups will be required to show that all adults in attendance are in compliance with the Safe Environment requirements of their home dioceses. Partnership for Youth will verify this in advance of the conference.

Please also take note of the Mall of America Parental Escort Policy, which will go into effect after conference programming.

Registration opens at 8am and conference programming runs from 9am-3pm.

Check back for a detailed schedule, coming soon!

We strongly encourage groups to take advantage of all the FUN activities the Mall of America has to offer!

All registered groups are eligible to prepurchase attraction passes at exclusive rates to Nickelodeon Universe and Sea Life.

Rates are as follows:

Nickelodeon Universe

3-Hour Wristband: $12

5-Hour Wristband: $14.50

All Day Wristband: $18.50

Sea Life

Adult Admission (13+): $12

Child Admission (Under 12): $7

These purchasing options will be made available after receipt of your group deposit.  Tickets purchased through PFY will be available for pickup during conference check-in.  Attraction pass purchases are limited to 1 per conference participant at the exclusive rate.  For more information, please contact the PFY office.

Click here for group rates and booking information for Fly Over America!

If you decide to plan a full weekend around Rise Up, you are responsible for your own accommodations.

For a list of local hotels at a variety of price points, click here. We encourage you to call the hotels directly to book your rooms.

Partnership for Youth (PFY) reserves the right to use any photograph or video taken at Rise Up Twin Cities without the expressed written permission of the subjects.  PFY may use the photographs/video for printed and digital marketing and advertising purposes, and in any and all media, including the PFY website, newsletter and social media.

To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images will not be identified using names or personal identifying information without written approval from the subject, parent or legal guardian.

Any adult participant or the parent/legal guardian of a child participant of Rise Up Twin Cities who does not wish to have their image recorded for distribution should make their wishes known, in writing, to the event organizer.  Please contact the Partnership for Youth office for further details: 952.224.0333

Ministry Team

Frequently Asked Questions

Rise Up Twin Cities is a conference for youth in middle school (grades 6-8) and their chaperones.  Registration for Rise Up Twin Cities is by group (church, organization, family, etc.).

Yes, if your group has high school aged leaders they are welcome to attend.

Yes!  We strongly encourage it!  As a sign of our appreciation for their vocation and willingness to hear confessions during the conference, we offer priest tickets at a special rate, available through online registration.  Bishops, priests and deacons attending from outside the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are required to submit a Letter of Suitability to the ArchSPM in advance of the conference. 

Letters should be sent to:

Archdiocese of St Paul/Mpls
Attn: Susan Mulheron
Chancellor for Canonical Affairs
777 Forest St.

St. Paul, MN 55106

Yes!  Check back for additional information, coming soon.

Space is limited and tickets are in high demand! We do expect Rise Up to sell out. When the event sells out a wait list will be started.

Yes, all participants (including chaperones) must have a paid ticket.

There will be a marketplace open at various times throughout the conference.  Items will range in price from $5-$40 and include apparel, accessories, books, music and more – so bring your spending money!  You may also want to have a notepad/journal handy and something to write with!

Limited vendor and sponsorship opportunities are available. Check back for additional information, coming soon. You can also contact Sarah Prudhom, at: 952.224.0333