Rising STARS

We must empower our young people to reach their fullest potential so that they are prepared when the “baton” is passed to them. Our goal is not to ‘fix’ youth, but to develop them. The Crispus Attucks Rising STARS (Striving To Achieve Remarkable Success) Youth and Family Program provides many after-school and summer educational, recreational, and social responsibility opportunities for youth ages 5 to 18 years old.

All youth participate in:

Youth volunteering for neighborhood cleanup at Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Youth volunteering for neighborhood cleanup at Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
  1. Weekly Life Skills classes that provide gender and age-appropriate empowerment and skills
  2. A minimum of 25 hours of community service each year
  3. Academic Enrichment if they do not maintain honor roll
  4. Optional after-school and summer activities that include:
  • Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
  • Annual Cultural Thanksgiving Celebration
  • Black and Hispanic Trivia Nights
  • Sheriff’s After School Fitness & Tutoring
  • Youth Showcase – Poetry and Short Stories
  • Workshops on self-esteem, etiquette, study skills, STEAM, and more
  • Anti-Bullying Lessons
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Parent and Child Cafes
  • Career Planning and Exploration
  • Community Service Projects
  • Talent/Fashion Shows
  • Family Nights
  • Computer Lab
  • Computer Animation Classes
  • Online Music-making through Incredibox
  • Cooking Classes
  • Mother-Daughter Tea
  • Night of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  • Creative Arts – Dancing, Dramatics, Poetry, Crafts
  • Teen Talk- once a month
  • Mentoring Program
  • Academic Enrichment
  • Female and Male Responsibility and Life Skills Classes
  • Kid’s Cafes
  • Chess Club
  • Speaker Series and Success Workshops
  • Google Expedition Activities and Virtual Reality Trips
  • 6 week STEAM -themed Summer Camp
  • South Side Steppers Drill Team
  • Crispus Attucks Basketball League
  • CA STARZ Cheer Squads


The Crispus Attucks Association is a United Way of York County Partner Agency. The Rising STARS After School and Summer Camp Programs receive funding from the United Way of York County.

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