"I have been coaching and working with kids for over 25 years. Nothing brings me more joy than seeing smiles on their faces when they learn something new and achieve their goals. It’s why at Rising Stars we work so hard to provide an environment for learning and growth. It is fair to say we love what we do!”

— Daryl Roper Director RSOA


RISING STARS OF AMERICA’s mission is to utilize athletics as a means of teaching ethical, social values and life skills through mentorship and positive role modeling to today’s youth.

RISING STARS was founded by Baron Davis in 2004 to provide youth in Los Angeles with similar opportunities he had as a young basketball player. The program is designed to teach and nurture their natural talents and provide tools for success in later life whether on or off the court.

Along with the Traveling AAU Club Teams , Basketball Camp, Tournaments, and Bridging Communities programs, Baron is working on expanding Rising Stars to include programs for success by providing academic support, one-on-one mentoring, and healthy eating - healthy living regimens.

RISING STARS is a California Non-Profit Benefit Corporation 501(c)(3). Sponsorship opportunities are available for all Rising Stars programs and events. Please contact us for more information.