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.
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 Services Block Grant, as well as donations from foundations, businesses, Fort Worth ISD, Crowley ISD, Everman ISD and individuals.
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.
For more information, call 817-392-5790.
4200 S. Freeway, Suite 2300
Fort Worth, 76115
Health Fair at Como Community Center: 9 a.m. Feb. 24, 2018; Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.
Black History Program at MLK Jr. Community Center: 4:30 p.m. Feb. 26, 2018; Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 5565 Truman Drive.