Rising Stars bridges the gap between school, community and family.

We know that our student athletes benefit both academically and emotionally when they volunteer their time to make their community a better place. Rising Stars partners with many community-based organizations to expose our student-athletes to volunteer work and service projects. 

  • Alzheimer’s All-Star Basketball Classic

  • Ronald McDonald House Meals from the Heart Program

  • NY METS and NY CARES Coat Drive

  • The Hance Family Foundation Toy Drive

  • Long Island Lutheran High School Meal Packing Event

  • Supplies for Success

  • Homeless Bus

  • Take this Phone and Glove it

  • CityMeals on Wheels

  • Operation Gratitude

Full Court Assist Leadership Program 

After parents, peers have the greatest influence on pre-teens and teens’ lives. Rising Stars pairs older student-athletes with younger student-athletes for mentorship. This is a peer-driven effort, where kids encourage and guide each other through the building blocks of success. Mentorship, character building, and goal setting are accomplished through this program.