Trustees Wanted!

The Rising Stars charity began as a social outreach basketball programme in collaboration with the Glasgow University (GU) Men & Women’s basketball teams in 2018. Back then, the GU programme delivered weekly basketball sessions to eight primary schools in the Govan cluster in Glasgow. As the programme developed, different elements were layered onto the programme including university trips, provision of equipment to schools through fundraising efforts and semesterly tournaments. The programme then began to include private tuition for pupils who were less academically inclined through a partnership with Volunteer Tutor Organisation. This was done via online 1-1 sessions between a pupil and trained volunteer via zoom or another online platform. In September 2021, The Rising Stars came to be what it is now, becoming a formally registered charity with the Scottish Charity Regulator under the number SCO51264. As our charity has grown, we are now looking to recruit new trustees to our board! What we are looking for are trustees that are passionate about helping children and young people, and are passionate about using sport as a vehicle to do so! You do not need to have a specific grounding in the sport of basketball so long as you are able/willing to learn and connect with various stakeholders. To be transparent, new trustees may be asked to take on responsibilities in a few key roles within the organisation in 2023/24 Social Media / Marketing / General Media (Role)Implementation of our programme in a new area (Role)Facilitate Tournaments and Club Development for Young Players (Role) If you are interested, please send a cover letter and CV to govanrisingstars@gmail.com by closing date of April 8th 9am. Interviews will be conducted in the following 1-2 weeks.

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Jr. NBA Partnership Announcement

The Rising Stars have been provided with the very exciting opportunity of partnering up with the Jr. NBA programme! The Jr. NBA programme was started by the NBA and is designed for children aged 6 to 14 years old with the goal of bringing basketball closer to young children and supporting player development while instilling the values of sportsmanship, respect and teamwork. As these goals directly line up with the fundamental values our initiative at the Rising Stars is looking to achieve this cooperation is a perfect match! Our first Jr. NBA event will take place on the 24th of May in which children from all the Hillpark primary schools we have been working with are invited to come along for a big tournament day. Kids will be given Jr. NBA kit and teams from each school will play against each other for a fun day of healthy competition. Details on how to sign-up are explained here: Jr.NBA OWQLO App “How To” | basketballscotland – YouTube .

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Hillpark Rising Stars!

The Rising Stars have kicked off our semester 2 of 2022/23 working with a new community of Rising Stars surrounding Hillpark Secondary School. By working with the active schools coordinator, Stephen Thomson, we have now got coaches working with a total of six schools in the Hillpark cluster. We are delighted by the positive feedback that we’ve received and are looking forward to working with Hillpark over the next few years. Our partnership for this semester has comprised of the following elements: If you are new to the Rising Stars and want to know more about our structure, here is a useful diagram to show our model in terms of partnerships with universities, high schools and primary schools.

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