RiseUP Stars Foundation
children to
thrive one kid
at a time

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide meaningful enrichment to underserved students across the US who do not have access to or cannot afford enrichment activities and address the health of the whole child.

We’re helping kids stay active, happy, and healthy by using movement, dance, yoga and sports as a catalyst to empower kids to discover their inner strength and support their physical, emotional and mental health.

Our Programs
Our programs impact kids’ current and future well-being and ability to
thrive through three key pillars
Movement, dance & sports
Our programs are designed to provide a fun, non-competitive and engaging way for students to stay active, exercise their bodies and minds, and develop new skills with their peers outside of the classroom.
Children’s mental health is in crisis - there is a severe increase in anxiety, depression, self-harm, and suicide among U.S. adolescents. We integrate mindfulness in all of our programs and focus on supporting mental health and social-emotional health of children.
Leadership & empowerment
Through our programs we help children develop the knowledge, confidence, and practical leadership and social skills required to achieve their goals and become leaders in their school and community.

Our Impact in Numbers
  • 1,100+
    Kids served
  • 110
  • 35
  • 20
  • 10
Why is it important today?
Out-of-school support for students across the country is more vital now than ever before. Underserved children are in danger of falling further behind and not having access to vital mental health and supportive services.
Our Most Popular Programs
Through yoga, dance and sport classes, we want to add much-needed movement to children's lives and empower children by fostering leadership and self-confidence
  • Dance
    Head coach
    Get ready to move and groove! In this interactive movement and dance class, students will experience different styles of creative movement and dance (ie. hip hop, creative movement, rhythm-based movement, yoga and more). Students learn to do more than just follow. They’ll learn how to express themselves through movement.

  • Yoga & Movement
    Assistant coach
    In the classes we combine physical movement, yoga, music and games. Each class focuses on fundamental movement and motor skills. Through movement, children will work on coordination, balance, flexibility and strength. The program also helps children discover their creativity, uniqueness, strengths, mental and physical health, and connect their mind and body.
  • Multi Sports
    Goalkeeper coach
    Young athletes have fun improving their speed, agility and fitness and participating in a variety of sports and physical activities. Multi-sports includes playing and learning sports that focus around sportsmanship, teamwork, building friendships, and of course, FUN! Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, and many other popular games are included!
Let's give these children the future
they deserve
Benefits of RiseUP Stars Movement & Sports Programs
Our caring team positively impacts children’s lives through best-in-class coaching and curriculum
and sets up children for future success in life.
Self expression
3 core values of our program
Through our programs we provide tools for children to be positive, peaceful and productive
Developing physical strength and stamina
The program focuses on improving balance, flexibility, brain-body coordination and physical strength.

As children develop focus and awareness of their body, they also improve their overall well-being.
Developing greater emotional stability
We teach self-regulating techniques that are incredibly important to thrive in today's world and are necessary to cope with ADHD, anxiety and stress.

Children will learn mindfulness tools for quieting and focusing the mind that they can use at home, school or anywhere else.
Developing a strong sense of self
Self-empowerment, self-confidence, positive attitude - these are just some of the things that we focus on as we teach our program.

We encourage creativity and independent thinking through engaging activities, discussions, stories, and games.
Our Partners

The revolutionary new science of exercise and the brain explains how physical activity and movement affects learning process

Sports and movement programs contribute to lower risk of disease, improved emotional health, increased focus and learning, and other qualities that contribute to a better life. New science of exercise and the brain explains how physical activity and movement affects not only physical health, but also mental health and improves the learning process inlcuding academic performance.

The bestselling author and renowned psychiatrist John J. Ratey, MD released a book called Spark about the groundbreaking and fascinating investigation into the transformative effects of exercise on the brain filled with amazing case studies (such as the revolutionary fitness program in Naperville, Illinois, which has put this school district of 19,000 kids first in the world of science test scores).

Our projects
We provide schools and children with the resources, tools, and opportunities to achieve success and make a positive impact on the communities and the world
Free classes
We provide free and reduced-cost classes for the elementary schools in low-income and underserved communities
Scholarships are available for students who can't afford the enrichment programs thanks to our sponsors and partners

Mindfulness teacher training
We organize professional development programs to support and train teachers to provide additional resources and equipment.
Support underserved children
Donate to sponsor the after-school programs for underserved children and make your contribution to empower future generations!
Contact our team:
+1 619 792 3004

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