"My eight-year-old daughter has Down syndrome. This is not something she will outgrow. It is not something she can get therapy for and work through, or change through a surgery. It is as much a part of who she is as the color of her eyes, or her love for scrambled eggs with salsa. It is my responsibility to prepare her to be a contributing member of society. It is also my responsibility to do what I can to ensure that she finds an open and accepting environment in which she can thrive. I have found the opportunity to fulfill both objectives through Rising Stars Academy in Centerline, MI. Together with Rising Stars Academy we are working to change the lives of the students, the perceptions of our employees, and we are paving the way for a brighter future for people like my daughter in our community"
- Jim Winlund, Business Development, BAE Systems
Rising Stars Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that solely benefits Rising Stars Academy, a charter school in Centerline, Michigan. Founded in 2012, the foundation has worked to institute and develop programs at RSA that help promote and drive home the mission of helping students with learning disabilities reach their full potential through educational and professional learned opportunities.
Rising Stars Foundation works with the Community of Mental Health on lessons, programming and more.
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