Long Island City YMCA Partnership
Working together, Rising Stars and the LIC YMCA employ strategies that improve academic achievement and promote the values that each child needs to make the correct decisions during their formative years. We seek to develop the child as a whole, prepared to succeed. We are a team of caring individuals with a common goal of nurturing the potential of each child to achieve success. New York City ranks among the worst in High School graduation rates of under-served students across the country. Your support will allow kids to be a part of Rising Stars and YMCA programs that can increase those students chances of graduation by 70 percent!
Rising Stars Outreach Program is designed to create a greater awareness of Rising Stars throughout the tri-state area and to enroll minority children into our yearly programs. Our partnership with the Long Island City YMCA provides Rising Stars at risk youth with a 5 year program designed to provide support to overcome the various environmental and social hardships which affect their daily lives. Mandatory study hall with homework help and tutoring is part of every basketball session.