Welcome to the Rising Stars!

Promoting and recognizing excellence in Humboldt County students

The Rising Stars Foundation is a non-profit program created by the Humboldt County Office of Education to promote and recognize excellence. In addition to 10 countywide activities, the Foundation also sponsors related travel to regional, state, and national events and competitions for which our outstanding students earn the opportunity to participate.

Why It’s Important

With over 30% of local children living in poverty, a 25% jump in our homeless population, and the highest percentage of special needs students in the entire state at 19%, Humboldt County’s children are faced with much adversity. Recognition events turn negatives into positives. Acknowledging efforts and achievements through Rising Stars events boosts self-confidence and motivates children to succeed.

You Can Help!

Community donations of any amount are critical and greatly appreciated to help ensure these opportunities remain available now and for future generations, and 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to benefitting local children. Donations can be made anonymously or otherwise, specifically directed toward one or more activities, and are tax-deductible. Donate Now!

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.