Number of Participants: 200
Hours Donated: 20
Value of Time Served: $33,800
Event Type: Civic & Community
Date: May 17, 2023
626 RXR Plaza
Uniondale, NY 11553
Our Rising Stars Scholars have been actively volunteering their time with various organizations and causes. They have contributed to the Book Fairies mission of providing free books to individuals in need, and have helped with beach cleanups in partnership with the Town of Hempstead, Atlantic Marine Conservation Society, and All Our Energy.
Beach Clean ups
The Town of Hempstead has joined forces with the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society (AMSEAS) and All Our Energy to organize community beach cleanups on a regular basis at Lido Beach, Point Lookout, and Rising Stars Youth Foundation is proud to contribute. In the past fall season, our scholars volunteered on September 25 and October 30, and they will continue their efforts throughout the spring season. In fact, some of our scholars are excited to participate in an upcoming event on Sunday, May 21, 2023. As volunteers, they will help remove trash and debris from the beach.
Book Fairies September- May 2023
Our Rising Stars Scholars have demonstrated unwavering commitment to volunteerism throughout the year by dedicating their time to assisting Book Fairies in their noble mission of providing free books to individuals in need across Long Island and New York City. The scholars spend their weekends sorting books for teachers, skillfully organizing and distributing books of various genres. Their volunteer work commenced in September and has included weekends in which they have tirelessly volunteered on Saturdays and Sundays. As their passion for volunteerism persists, they have yet another event scheduled on May 13, 2023.they will be attending a book giveaway event tomorrow from 9:15 to 2 pm.
Rising Stars Shoot-a- Thon Event March 19, 2023
Five of our Rising Stars Scholars have generously offered their time to assist at the Rising Stars 9th annual shoot-a-thon! This event serves as a valuable opportunity for our student-athletes to understand the significance of giving back and contributing to a larger cause. Through their volunteerism, they have become admirable examples and role models for the young children in the program. We are proud of their selfless efforts and the positive impact they have made serving this program.
Lawrence Woodmere Academy (LWA) Summer Program Scholar Service
The Rising Stars Scholars will also be spending their time volunteering at Lawrence Woodmere Academy (LWA) summer program that aims to provide students with the opportunity to engage in fun and educational activities during their summer break. The scholars will assist with the program. This is a great community service opportunity to gain valuable experience working in a collaborative environment and serving as positive role models for younger students.