Empowering women to restore and live their dreams.

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We all have a story. A story about survival or standing up. A story about letting go or holding on. A story about grief or joy or pain or loss. A story about surviving slavery or about finding freedom. A story about running away or about coming home. You have a story. The world needs to hear it. And we’re here to help.

Elevate exists to give you the permission and the process to find your voice, tell your story, and make sure it is heard.  Elevate offers over 10 different courses to cater to every stage and story, with personalized teaching that will give you the tools (for both your heart and your hands) to reach your goals.

Elevate will teach you the things high school forgot — like how to structure your business and avoid getting nasty tax surprises — but it’s more than just business clarity. This resource will provide you with a community of coaches and achievable goals to mold your life into exactly what you want it to be.

You have a story to tell, and we want to help you tell it. If you are a survivor, this resource is for you. If you have dreamed of writing a book, this is for you. If you are single, or divorced, or trying to find time to shower with toddlers running wild, this is for you. If you have a million excuses or can’t find one, this is for you. Don’t waste another minute. Enroll in Elevate today and let us help shape your story so that you can finally say you are living your dream.  We can’t wait to meet you.

Access Elevate Anytime

10 Courses

Wherever you find yourself on the journey, we have a course to help you get there.

50+ Video Lessons

Grab your coffee and get ready to be equipped and inspired through these relatable and conversational teachings.

Workbook Activities

Because no-one ever built an empire without a little work! We’ll be there every step of the way to turn lectures into life change.

Are You a Survivor?

Your story is important, but that alone does not define you. We want to be your stepping stone to take your life to the next level. So what are you waiting for? Fill out the application and get access to:

  • Exclusive content
  • Professional life and career coaching
  • Opportunities to get involved
  • Guest Interviews from leading experts
  • Videos
  • Community
  • Activities

“Elevate is empowering survivor leaders to fulfill their destinies and find deeper healing both emotionally and spiritually. I’m not sure many of us have this kind of support in our lives, even from those that know and love us."

Emily Hollerbach, Survivor Leader

"Elevate, has given me the education and mentoring I needed to get me through the next step in my ministry to survivors. I am very grateful for the time she spent with me and the education on nonprofits that I cannot obtain in a book."

Toni McKinley, Survivor Leader

"I highly recommend Elevate to survivors who are ready for forward progress in their healing. The program assists survivors in taking an introspective look at themselves, reviving and creating dreams for their future."

Shanna Parker, Survivor Leader

"The online course through RBI is so much more than just professional development and education. It also provided a support network of other amazing survivor leaders across the country."

Megan Lundstrom, Survivor Leader

"Elevate is a life changer. It's an opportunity to connect with others, learn more about your experience, and most importantly, about yourself."

Elle Snow, Survivor Leader

Elevate Packages

Free

For Survivors

Experience healing and get equipped to tell your story without re-exploiting, tokenizing or sensationalizing. Take the first step and fill out an application. We’re so excited for you!

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  • Lifetime access to all ten courses
  • Downloadable handouts
  • Activities and assignments to explore more
  • One on one professional coaching
  • Seasoned Peer Mentors
  • Online community of hundreds of other survivors just like you
  • Facebook Lives with Rebecca
  • Welcome Packet
  • Exclusive job, education and conference opportunities emailed to you

$99/mo

For Change Agents

You have a dream that needs to be reached. You have a story that needs to be told. And we have a world that needs to be changed. What do you say? Let’s do this!

Get Access
  • Access to all ten courses
  • Downloadable handouts
  • Activities and assignments to explore more
  • One on one professional coaching at a discounted rate
  • Cancel at any time

Are you a direct service provider?

Do you run a drop in center, residential home or mentor survivors? You can use these courses with them. Check out the How-To video below to learn many different ways to incorporate these teachings and group activities into your already existing program!

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FAQ

How we roll

Ever felt like there were too many things to do, not enough coffee to drink, and not many people who just “got it”? That’s why I created Elevate Academy. During one of the busiest, craziest, most exciting/terrifying chapters in my life, I didn’t have a mentor. I was working a full-time job, married with three very young kids, enrolled in college, and no idea how to create a self-sustaining business. And all I wanted to do was help people! I wish I had someone who could have helped me navigate my way, cheered me on, or just reminded me not to scream at my kids (just kidding, kind of). As I learned (the hard way), I gathered knowledge, how-to’s, and other nuggets of gold, from anyone I could. And now, I’m sharing that with you in Elevate Academy, because no one should chase their dreams alone. Let me help you take your life to the next level (or just to keep breathing and get another cup of coffee). I am so thankful that Elevate has helped so many survivors reimagine and regain their lives. As it’s grown, I’ve hired fellow survivors, advocates and allies to teach, run, mentor and coach. The very processes and programs that I imagined during that fledgling am-i-going-crazy-time in my life has actually taken shape into something Real. And I want to help you do the same.

But I am not a survivor, how does this work?

Just because you’re not a survivor of sex trafficking doesn’t mean that you have not had to survive something...let me just say that up front. Therefore, this content is for all survivors, seekers, and sometimes slackers. Anyone wanting to take their life to the next level, heal from past wounds and start dreaming and planning for the future needs to be in this program. And, if you are interested in speaking and writing? You really need to be in this program! While we have a sponsorship option for survivors of human trafficking to take part in this program, the content for is for everyone! For a $99 monthly membership, you will receive access to all 10 courses and activities. In addition, your purchase will go toward helping survivors. By you taking part, you are also helping someone else take part - good on you! Way to pay it forward!

So, what is Elevate Academy?

Elevate Academy is an online membership site for both survivors of trafficking and allies and advocates. The Survivor Membership provides access to all 10 e-courses, along with homework, and activities, to really get your hands dirty. Our Elevate Exclusives showcase interviews with professionals from varying industries giving you the inside scoop, tips and lots of wisdom. Your Elevate Membership offers connection to a community of hundreds of other survivors across the world just like you, and a professional life/career coach to help you with some of those “getting stuck” places. If you really WANT to go after your dreams, to put the hustle and grit into gear, then Elevate is where you’ll find like-minded people, pushing you and encouraging you along the way (and occasionally giving you a metaphorical kick in the..uh…pants. Who doesn’t need that every once in a while? Not a Survivor? No Problem! We value our Allies and Advocates and have a membership especially for you! Your Change Agent Membership provides you access to all 10 e-courses, along with homework, and activities, as well as Elevate Exclusives, which showcase interviews with professionals from varying industries giving you the inside scoop, tips and lots of wisdom. Do you operate a Residential facility or drop-in center? Terrific! Use your membership with a group of survivors in your program. The Change Agent Membership fee of $99/month goes right back to our organization to support more survivors and communities.

How does Elevate work?

In Elevate, you’ll login to access 3 areas: Courses, Community and Coaches. After you are enrolled and have subscribed, you’ll be able to access all of the amazing content. You can go at your own pace: one a day, one a week or one a month! The more you put into it, the more you’ll get out of it, so go after your dreams like you really want them and join now!

Who can enroll?

Currently, Elevate is open to Survivors of human trafficking. We accept men, women and youth, and any form of trafficking: labor, sex, pimp-controlled, gang-controlled, and familial or survival. Our Change Agent membership is also available beginning in September 2018.

What do I need once I’m enrolled?

Currently, only the Deeper Levels course requires textbooks. You will find these two textbooks, Roadmap to Redemption and Elevate, in our store. They may be purchased individually or in a bundle.

What happens AFTER I complete the 10 courses?

GREAT question! Look at you asking all the right things! Here at RBI we are constantly building fresh, new content, because as we grow… so.do.you! We truly believe that if God put a dream in your heart, there is room enough for us all to grow from it. By the time you are done reading this FAQ page, we might even have more exclusive workshops for writers, bloggers or newbie website developers. So refresh the page just in case!

I signed up, now what?

A mentor will contact you within 3-4 business days of receiving your application. Then you should be able to log in using the username and password that you set up.

I’m having problems with username/password.

Simply click the “forgot my password” button. You will receive a new link to the email that you provided when enrolling.

How do I get involved with other members?

This is the great part about Elevate. You get to connect with hundreds of survivors across the world, just like you, who want to go after ALL that their future has in store for them. Simply click the “Community” button after you log in, and you’ll be redirected to the Elevate Connect community group where live discussions and support are always available!

Where do I meet my coach?

After logging into Elevate, click the “Coaches” button to watch a video of our variety of professional coaches. Pick which one you like best and then schedule a session with her using the calendar link below each of their videos.

Can I get an appointment with Rebecca directly?

Rebecca began RBI because she’s obsessed with people - their stories, their dreams, their desire to make a difference. She would love to spend time with everyone for coffee, tacos, or a jalapeno margarita. Unfortunately, some seasons her schedule is a little full and her coffee is a little empty for that (also the fact that she speaks, and writes, and travels, and has kids and a husband calling her name!). Because of this, Rebecca focuses on mentoring through this platform, allowing everyone access to all her experience and lessons. She does, however, occasionally pop on live in the Community Group for a catch up… And don’t forget you can see her live when she’s speaking somewhere near you!

I’m overwhelmed…help!

We get it. The first weeks of Elevate can be intimidating, especially as we start to go through some deeper areas of healing. Firstly, take a breath. You’re doing great. During moments like this, when you’re feeling overwhelmed or triggered or ready to throw your computer, please reach out to your Mentor directly via email or the community group. Also, we understand that an online school may not be able to meet every need. We highly recommend doing Elevate in conjunction with an in-person mentor, a trauma therapist, and any local anti-trafficking group. Together, we are better. You can do this. In fact, you are doing this. And we are so proud of you.

I need to cancel

No problem! Cancel at any time. Due to the nature of the content, we are unable to provide any refunds, but if you get all you need in a few days and want to cancel the membership, that is no problem. Please email elevate@rebeccabender.org to cancel your membership.