Rising Stars

Rising Stars

Project Description:

This program would serve foster children and youth between the ages of 0-16 years old. Project Rising Stars will also serve children and youth between the ages of 0 to 18 who have experienced trauma from neglect, physical or mental abuse, exposure to domestic violence, experiencing homelessness, loss of family members, exposure to drug abuse, community violence or extreme poverty.  This program will collaborate with local school districts and community agencies to link participating youth to programs that can offer services such as Developmental Assets, academic support, enrichment activities, field trips, counseling, mentoring, daycare, early childhood education, college prep, camping trips, leadership development and career exploration. 

Project Goals:

  •   Goal 1 Link participating youth to early childhood education programs.  
  •   Goal 2 Link targeted youth to extracurricular activities.
  •   Goal 3 Enroll youth in college preparation programs.  
  •   Goal 4 Refer enrolled youth to counseling and/or mentoring programs.
  •   Goal 5 Link participating youth to tutoring and enrichment programs.
  •   Goal 6 Enroll targeted youth in basic skills enhancement programs.
  •   Goal 7 Enhance developmental assets, leadership, and teambuilding skills of participating youth.
  •   Goal 8 Provide youth with enrichment and academic enhancement activities

Eligibility/Targeted participants:

This program services foster youth between the ages of 0-18 who are in the foster care system.


Funding for this project is provided by Imperial County Social Services - Child Welfare Services.

Length of Funding:

Funding for Project ACE is provided on an annual basis.

Contact Information:

2995 So. 4th Street Suite 102
El Centro CA 92243
Phone 760-337-3096
email: ltorres@ivrop.org
fax: 760-337-5170
website: www.ivropace.com/risingstars 

facebook page: www.facebook.com/ivroprisingstars

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