Welcome to the Rising Stars!

Promoting and recognizing excellence in Humboldt County students

Established in 2006 by the Humboldt County Office of Education, the Rising Stars Foundation provides students in 3rd – 12th grades a variety of programs that culminate into 10 annual countywide events.  Earning the opportunity to shine at these competitive venues encourages young people to showcase the talents and skills learned at school, locally and at regional and state competitions. Humboldt County children are definitely Rising Stars!

We Need Your Help!

Rising Stars Foundation events were previously federally funded, but those dollars no longer come to Humboldt County. Without significant new support, these activities will disappear, and our extraordinary children will not have the unique opportunity to reach for the stars. By donating, you have the potential to make a life-changing impact on local youth by improving learning, building confidence, and inspiring career paths. 100% of your donation directly makes a positive impact on our young people. Click here to help!

Get to Know Our Rising Stars

Explore the links above to get more acquainted with our outstanding students. Check out the Events link to explore each in detail with pictures. Use the Calendar to attend our events and be amazed by kids excelling at salsa making, establishing their own business or displaying furniture they’ve made themselves, among many others. Visit the Our Stars page to see the pride in the students’ faces as they achieve their goals.

Learn About Rising Stars Events

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is surely worth exponentially more! So we’ve produced some short fun-filled videos to give you a better glimpse into Rising Stars events. See firsthand what our amazing Humboldt County students can do with our support!

Click on the video at right for an overview of all 10 of our very special events. To learn more about each individual event, go to our Videos Page.