Rising STARS Academy (RSA)

Rising STARS Academy (RSA) is a FREE summer intensive, youth development program for middle school girls!

RSA takes a girl-centered approach focused on three key areas: Physical Fitness, Nutrition & Wellness, and Life Skills. The program offers:

Health &

Interactive sports & fitness sessions, and healthy living & nutrition workshops.

Career Exploration:

Career exploration opportunities and mentor opportunities with professional women from a range of industries.

High School

Support with identifying high schools and preparing for the HS admissions process.

School Year

Quarterly workshops covering a variety of topics, mentorship opportunities, and access to leadership development sessions.

To complement and strengthen the impact of and pipeline to SuperSTARS Leadership Academy (SSLA), PowerPlay created RSA, a four-week summer program to help prepare 25 middle school girls per academic year for continued educational success.

RSA is a structured, high-impact leadership development program preparing young women for high school.

The program includes the opportunity to learn and participate in a variety of sports, develop life skills for success, engage in health and wellness learning, and receive dedicated high school readiness support, including preparation for the Regents Examination and navigating the high school admissions process.