Thank you for your interest in attending the Rising Stars Youth Leadership Academy. We encourage you to begin the enrollment process to secure your place in this year's session. We have an enrollment limit of 50 students. To ensure you have the best chance of being accepted apply before due date of May 10, 2019.
We recommend using a internet-connected desktop or laptop computer when enrolling online. Do not backspace.
Accepted participants will be notified on May 22, 2019.
Use checklist below to help you make sure you have all required information.
• Read the Rising Stars Program Overview. Be sure you are willing to commit to this program.
ESSAY: Think about your essay. Does it really answer the questions? Did you check for spelling and grammar? Is it something you feel proud of?
PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT: Make sure you read it and agree to follow this; you and your parents must sign.• Be sure to answer ALL questions, check and double check your answers.• Complete and submit all six sections.• One online application per student
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.
• 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