HELP US IN CONTINUING OUR MISSION TO SUPPORT THE STUDENTS AND THE PROGRAMS OF RISING STARS ACADEMY
Rising Stars Foundation is a 501(c)(3) that relies heavily on two fundraising events throughout the year, A Night Under the Stars in the summer at Culinary Showcase in the winter. In addition to these events, we humbly seek donations throughout the course of the year, all donations support Rising Stars Academy.
YEARLY FUNDRAISING EVENTS
A Night Under the Stars: each summer, Rising Stars Foundation hosts a fundraising event at Eastern Market, showcasing the talent of the students of Rising Stars Academy as well as some of Detroit's most lauded chefs, restaurants and beverage partners.
Culinary Showcase: just after the start of the new school year, Rising Stars Foundation hosts an evening that highlights the culinary skills and cooking of the students of Rising Stars Academy. Held at the school, the event is a tour-style event, featuring incredible food, prizes and more.
Over the years, the Rising Stars Foundation has worked tirelessly to raise funds in effort to build and implement new programming and learned opportunities for the students of Rising Stars Academy. Highlights of our successes include the introduction of housing options, a processing plant and much more, all directly affecting the progress of the students.
In the early part of 2016, RSF partnered with a local LLC and were able to assist students into transitional living in a single-family home in Centerline, MI, near Rising Stars Academy. The house, available on an as-open basis, advocates for transitional housing for students through a semi-independent living system. The house establishes an environment for students to live independently with responsibilities that, in return, reinforce and strengthen their living and social skills.
In 2017, Rising Stars Foundation will introduce and launch the Rising Stars Processing Plant. In partnership with local vendors and purveyors, the processing plant will allow the produce grown on-site at Rising Stars Academy to be processed and packaged in a facility supported by the students of the school. The processing plant will feature a retail space, canning facility and much more, allowing for a diverse set of working opportunities for students.
SMALL APPLIANCE ROOM
Located within Rising Stars Academy is a program that teaches the technical and mechanical skills needed to fix home appliances, small appliances and the like. By introducing students of RSA to these appliances, the school is arming them with the appropriate mindset, tactical skills, knowledge and more allowing them to be able to fix these products in their daily life or translate what they've learned to a career that allows them to use their hands, fix and create.