Rising Stars Youth Leadership is a leadership-based, academic enriched program.  It emphasizes the development of hands-on leadership training, career development, life skills building and problem solving skills. Rising Stars helps students prepare for careers in the fields of politics, community leadership, journalism, technology and engineering and more. 

Rising Stars is presented over the course of the summer in which the students can re-apply each year. A certificate of leadership and community service recognition will be awarded to each student upon completion.

Youth participants interact during interactive sessions & learn firsthand about emerging community issues, educated on opportunities to expand their knowledge of career opportunities, plus interact with emerging & established leaders in Tarrant County.

Youth will develop the ability to analyze their own strengths & weaknesses, set personal & vocational goals, develop self-esteem, confidence, motivation & the ability to achieve success and the resilience to overcome challenges.

Youth will:

•    Attend classes & workshops to enhance their future opportunities at college campuses
•    Attend field trips to complement the classes they attend
•    Connect with employers, businesses & government officials
•    Be empowered with etiquette, public speaking, networking & technology skills
•    Be exposed to training & employment opportunities
•    Receive certifications in CPR, Lifeguard & Food handling for youth 15-18
•    Attend STEM classes


Includes all sessions, field trips, t-shirt & lunch. Limited space available.

inspiring teenagers to become leaders of tomorrow 

affordable - Just $15 



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Rising Stars expects to enroll about 50 middle and high school students from area school districts and community centers. (AGES 13-18)

Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 11 to  August 6 
(Calendar of events will be provided at Orientation) 

2019 Meeting site will be held at:
Arborlawn UMC
5001 Briarhaven Road
Fort Worth, Texas 76109
(students will be bused to various locations in the DFW area) 

On the five 5 Thursdays youth will be bused to:
YMCA Camp Carter
6200 Sand Springs Road
Fort Worth, Texas 76114 

$15 per student (to be paid by cash or check at Orientation)

 A certificate of completion and community service recognition will be awarded to each student at closing ceremony at the end of the 10 weeks. 

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preparing youth to acheive their greatest potential


nationally recognized, &  endorsed by area business & community leaders.


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