Rise Up | Twin Cities

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!!

Image Rise Up Conference Flyer
Rise Up Promotional Video

Date & Time:

March 21, 2020

9:30am - 5:00pm


Providence Academy

15100 Schmidt Lake Rd

Plymouth, MN 55446


6th-8th Graders and their leaders.


$60 per participant

$30 per priest

Key Details

Registration Opens on January 8th, 2020 at 9am CST

Registration for Rise Up Twin Cities is by group (church, organization, family, etc.). Partnership for Youth will not accept individual registrations or payments.

Please read our official 2020 Registration & Payment Policies for details.

Jan 8th:

  • Registration opens!!

February 21st: 

  • Letters of Suitability due for out of diocese priests.

    March 6th:

    • Last day to add tickets or register a group.
    • Verification form due to PFY office.
    • Dietary needs due to PFY office.
    • Transportation method due to PFY office.

    March 21st:

    • Rise Up Twin Cities is here!!

    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.

    Verification Form (please sign and return)

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

    Listed here are a few nearby hotel options:

    We encourage you to research the best hotel for your group and to call them 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


    Host: Kory LaCroix


    Jimmy Mitchell


    Katie Hartfiel


    Sonar Worship

    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 by purchasing a ticket with your group. 

    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 50% discount ($30), 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!  We need volunteers age 18+ who are safe environment trained to volunteer from 7am to 6pm on March 21.

    Apply to Volunteer

    If your are looking for other activities in the Twin Cities to pair with Rise Up Twin Cities, check out Mall of America Attractions and find other ideas on this list of local activities.

    Every participant must be registered and attend the conference with a group. A ‘group’ consists of a parish, school, family, or organization. 

    Every group must follow the 6:1 chaperone ratio detailed in the Chaperone Requirements section. 

    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 & high school leaders) must have a paid ticket.

    *Please note the full ticket price is non-refundable. 

    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!

    Dinner will not be served at Rise Up Twin Cities. However, listed below are some recommendations of dinner locations within 6-12 minutes from Providence Academy.

    There are an abundance of other sit-down and take-out restaurants near the venue. If you choose a sit-down location, we encourage you to make a reservation ahead of time. 

    Limited vendor and sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Maggee Becker at: 952.224.0333 if you are interested!