Mission Statement: Our mission is to use basketball as the vehicle to promote education, teach values and provide today’s youth with a safe environment to PLAY, LEARN AND GROW. Our programming is structured to provide youth-centered activities which will equip participants with skills and a healthy mindset, promoting healthy living and a focus on the rewards of academic success. We believe in the powerful force of “teams”, which engage youth in training, all the while developing life skills that will enrich themselves and the community for years to come.
Rising Stars, a national youth and community outreach program based on Long Island, New York, was founded two decades ago by children’s rights advocate Paul Savramis. Recently, Rising Stars Executive Director Dan Gimpel (DG) sat down to discuss the history of the program, its impact over the past 20 years, and why Paul Savramis hasn’t … Continue reading Rising Stars: 20 Years Following Dream of Founder Paul Savramis
Rising Stars, Inc. Basketball Programs Follow the Motto ‘Play, Learn and Grow’ At Rising Stars, Inc., a team of educators and community leaders address many of the daily problems that students face throughout the formative years of high school. To assist these teenagers to succeed in their journey, Rising Stars, Inc. has utilized the sport … Continue reading Following the Motto ‘Play, Learn and Grow’
Rising Stars, Inc. Helps Students Learn Important Life Skills As part of the Rising Stars, Inc. basketball programs, children are gaining the necessary tools for embarking upon a successful future in their local communities and beyond. Rising Stars, Inc. understands how the adolescent and teen years can be such a confusing time. Through participation in … Continue reading Learning Important Life Skills
Rising Stars Inc. Allows Students to Grow into Valuable Community Members For the leadership team of Rising Stars Inc., giving students the opportunity to grow in a safe environment is fundamental to their core mission. The organization’s basketball programs are a stepping stone to greater awareness and understanding for youth in the New York City … Continue reading Growing into Valuable Community Members