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Future Stars exists to provide opportunities for inner city youth to achieve their goals in higher education with a focus on technology.
Future Stars, Inc was founded in 2008 by Shereka Jackson with the core belief that, without exception, every child is a star. She truly believes in making sure that our youth have an opportunity to be the best version of themselves, so she built Future Stars to help students reach their goal of pursuing higher education.
We go to the kids. We provide STEM education, trainings, and mentorship by partnering with the community centers and the community in which they live. The organization supports students with mentoring, financial awareness, training, and scholarship searches for school advancement. We do whatever the family needs; we are their BFFS!
services are accessible (we take our programs to the community)
is free to the community
the largest STEM Fair is South Phoenix
is attended by 98% minorities
are hands on and foster free-form in learning, creating, and building
is led by a black, female IT Professional who is native to Phoenix
all supplies for the students
program is a full nine-months (September – May)
practice a strengths-based model with points and awards for our students
FUTURE STARS AZ
NEEDS YOUR HELP
We need your help as we focus on our capacity improvement opportunities to strengthen our organization and prepare to deepen our impact for our youth and our community. We are looking to develop the next generation of tech supporters. The next generation inspired by awe. The next generation to transform our community. Will you join us?
8TH ANNUAL HANDS ON STEM FAIR
The 8th Annual Hands On STEM Fair is an event of hands on activities that is open to all the community.
There will be a lot of Hands On STEM activities here are a few: Slime, Rubberband Car, Wobblebot and Kahoot – STEM Trivia.
The first 200 youth to check in at registration on April 22nd will receive a FREE Hands On STEM T-shirt.
WHO WE SERVE
EVERY CHILD IS A STAR!
We believe that each student should have the opportunity to advance to higher education regardless of the socio-economic status.
DONATE TODAY FOR A BRIGHTER TOMORROW
Programming for Future Stars AZ is made possible by incredible donations from our community. Please consider donating to our STEM & tech leaders of tomorrow.
THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING PARTNERS
Future Stars collaborates with organizations in the community to increase both effectiveness and efficiency. Our partnerships allow us to accomplish our goals more quickly and with fewer resources that otherwise would be harder to accomplish by working alone.
“Future Stars, Inc. is great to work with. They are passionate people and I look forward to our future partnership together!”
Jessie Singer, Former Executive Director, Dysart Community Center
“Future Stars is very exciting and intriguing to all four of my children. I am so thankful for Future Stars and their amazing team who has demonstrated that they really have a genuine love and passion for what they do as well as each of their participants. In my opinion, there is NO better STEM program out here.”
Quentin Colter, parent of four students
“I was lost and I did not even know if I would be attending college. Thanks to Shereka Jackson and volunteers, I learned the importance of scholarships and time management and I am proud to say that I graduated from South Mountain Community College.”
Debre Jones, Former Mentee