Welcome to Wilson's Rising Stars Youth Academy


Attention Everyone: Wilson's Rising Stars has remained open during the pandemic. We have provided care & class assistance for children who's parents are essential workers. We will still conduct our summer camp this year. We have added guests and virtual classes to our program. Our camp this year will be limited and we will not accept as many kids as we did in years past. Spaces will fill up quickly. We are doing temperature checks upon students coming in. We will clean building daily & we will keep a low camper to counselor ratio, to monitor the activity of the children. Masks will not be required for children at this time, but they will be recommended that you provide masks for children. Spaces will fill up quick... Register today.

About Us

Our Mission

Our mission: To create a place like no other for our youth that will give kids fun, exciting & educational activities to do during out of school time; these activities will discourage them from getting involved in trouble and inspire them to dream big & achieve all of their goals & aspirations.


Wilson's Rising Stars Youth Academy was founded in October of 2017. This organization was specifically built to create a place for our youth can go during out of school time. The city of Jacksonville, Florida had been going through some tough times, and I could not sit idle as I watched children in our community go down the wrong paths, & I could not watch children be murdered in our city. So the organization was specifically built to create a place for our youth where they can go and have fun, play sports, have access to computers, academic help & more. Most importantly, give them a safe place that will inspire them to dream big. Unfortunately a lot of the low income students that we wish to target cannot afford to come to a place such as ours, so we affiliated with the amateur athletic Union in 2019, creating our non-profit in hopes of getting funding to fund the children that need us most. We have built an organization in the past 2 years & created trust within the community, we've held 2 summer camps, 3 years of afterschool, numerous of events specifically targeted to our youth.

Get Involved!

We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. 

Thank You

We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. Thank you for your time and donations that makes this possible!

Summer Camp 2020

Check out our summer camp 2019 experiences.

Summer Swimming

In 2019, dozens of our children got the opportunity to have swimming lessons & have free time at the pool. We will continue that this year.

Donate Now

We are dedicated to improving the lives of those in our community. Your contribution today helps us make a difference.

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