Rising Stars Youth Leadership Academy

Rising Stars Youth Leadership Academy gives youth ages 15-18 the career development, leadership and life skills they need to succeed!

The program promotes educational competence, physical and social development and life skills. Rising Stars also exposes participants to a variety of professional fields to help further their interests and give guidance on how to succeed in 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
  • Dressing for success
  • Community service projects
  • Dangers of drugs and alcohol


The Rising Stars Youth Leadership Academy program is funded by the Community Service Block Grant - Community Action Partners program of the city’s Neighborhood Services. 

A recent class of Rising Stars Youth Academy included teens who expressed an interest in the medical field. They attended a health class at TCC, learning about anatomy, physiology, first aid, JPS Emergency Room care, infection control, immunizations and standard medical terminology.