Rising Stars Youth Leadership Academy

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Rising Stars Youth Leadership Academy is a leadership-based, academic enriched program. It emphasizes the development of hands-on leadership training, career development, life skills and problem solving skills for youth 12 – 18 years of age. Rising Stars helps students prepare for careers in various fields; medical training, civic/community engagement, leadership, journalism, technology and engineering and more.

Rising Stars is a year-round program in which students can re-apply each year. A certificate of leadership and community service recognition will be awarded to each student upon completion.

Youth participants are engaged in interactive sessions and learn firsthand about community issues, educated on opportunities to expand their knowledge of career opportunities, plus interact with emerging & established leaders in Tarrant County. They will develop the ability to analyze their own strengths & weaknesses, set personal and vocational goals, develop self-esteem confidence, motivation and the ability to achieve success and the resilience to overcome challenges.

 

Youth Leaders will:

  • Attend classes and workshops to enhance their future opportunities at college campuses
  • Attend field trips to compliment classes they attend
  • Connect with employers, businesses & government [officials]
  • Be empowered with professional and personal etiquette, public speaking, networking and technology skills
  • Be exposed to training & employment opportunities

Program Fees: $30 per session; $20 per child for multiple children from same household*
*Discounted fee for families that meet income based criteria $15 per child

 

Upcoming Rising Stars Sessions (2022-23)

Dates and locations are subject to change.

Fall 2022 - Oct. 25 to Dec. 15, 2022

 October 25-December 15, 2022

Fall 2022 Online Application

 Two Sessions per week and select Saturdays

Program Meeting Days are weekly; Tuesday and Thursday; some Saturdays for field trips (venue and departure location to be determined).
Worth Heights Community Center 3551 New York Ave. Fort Worth 76110

Winter 2023 - Jan. 17 to March 9, 2023

Winter 2023 Session  
January 17-March 9, 2023
2 Sessions per week and select Saturdays

Program Meeting Days are weekly; Tuesday and Thursday; some Saturdays for field trips (venue and departure location to be determined).
Worth Heights Community Center 3551 New York Ave. Ft. Worth 76110

Spring 2023 - March 28 to May 18, 2023

March 28-May 18, 2023
2 Sessions per week and select Saturdays 

Program Meeting Days are weekly; Tuesday and Thursday; some Saturdays for field trips (venue and departure location to be determined).
Worth Heights Community Center 3551 New York Ave. Ft. Worth 76110

Summer 2023 - June 27 to Aug. 8, 2023

June 27 through August 8, 2023
3 sessions per week!

Program Meeting Days are weekly; Tuesday and Thursday; some Saturdays for field trips (venue and departure location to be determined).
TCC South Campus