Rising Stars is a summer program that provides youth ages 13-18 with exposure to area businesses, agencies and civic groups to provide them with a positive perspective on what their future can hold.
The program is meant to increase educational competence, physical and social development, and increase life skills. The program also exposes these participants to a variety of professional fields, to help further their interests and provide them with guidance on how to succeed at those types of jobs.
Registration deadline for Summer 2018 is May 25.
Topics that are frequently addressed as part of the Rising Stars program include:
- Public speaking
- Applying for college
- Nutrition and fine dining etiquette
- Money management
- Setting and achieving goals
- Fitness and wellness
- Dressing for success
- Peer pressure and bullying
- Community service projects
- Dangers of drugs and alcohol
The Rising Stars program is funded by the Community Service Block Grant - Community Action Partners program of the city’s Neighborhood Services.
The most recent class of Rising Stars included a group of older teens who expressed an interest in the medical field. They were able to attend a health class at TCC that ran for seven weeks, learning about anatomy, physiology, first aid, JPS Emergency Room care, infection control and immunizations, and standard medical terminology.