Aston University

In October 2019, we partnered with the Next Generation Awards scheme at Birmingham Civic Society to establish RisingStars, a programme which aims to empower young people to create social enterprises and equip them with transferable skills- we want to prepare them to be the next generation of responsible leaders.

We meet with students from four schools in Birmingham regularly over the course of the school year to envisage and implement their projects ideas, all of which were focused on making changes in the local community. The students are tackling issues from knife crime and mental health to climate sustainability and autism awareness. The goal of RisingStars is to foster the creation of sustainable projects that have impact beyond their schools.

What Global Goals are we working towards?

4 – Quality Education

8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth

How can you help us?

Currently we need support with establishing a structured mentoring scheme and with measuring impact within this project.