Shoot for the Stars has been educating male and female youth since 1980, and has been a federally recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization since 2011.

Our Three Key Points

  1. Our mission is to save our at-risk youth.
  2. Our focus is a high quality, transformational experience that combines human development and athletics.
  3. Our goal is to raise $12,000 to support 50 children in need of mentorship, and healthy alternatives to criminal activity and substance abuse.

On behalf of Shoot for the Stars, we invite you to sponsor a deserving youth for our Summer Basketball Camp.

Your support will play a vital role in helping us provide valuable basketball instruction to Philadelphia boys and girls between the ages of 8 to 18 in the surrounding areas. As you know, camps are very expensive and not all parents can afford this opportunity. Inner city youth will receive basketball instruction that would otherwise be inaccessible. In conjunction with the basketball training, campers will also be exposed to an effective human development program. Human development includes; decision making, refusal skills, teaming, and an academic action plan.

What makes Shoot for the Stars different are the intangible benefits our youngsters realize. It’s not just about basketball. We go beyond helping our charges become better basketball players—we encourage them to become better human beings. We place an emphasis on human development training which includes peer leadership, study skills, time management and critical thinking skills.

Starter Supporter – $25

Champion Supporter – $50

All-Star Supporter – $150

Become a Community Supporter

Bronze Sponsor – $200
Send 1 Youth to Camp!

Silver Sponsor – $600
Send 3 Youths to Camp!

Gold Sponsor – $2,000
Send 10 Youths to Camp!

Shoot for the Stars Sponsorship Packages

We would appreciate any contributions, which would give a deserving young person the opportunity to participate in this outstanding program. All charitable donations are tax deductible as mandated by law. If you would like to mail your philanthropic contribution, please make your check or money order payable to “Shoot for the Stars” and mail your donation to 333 East Cliveden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19119. For more information, please contact our Vice President & Treasurer Kenneth Hamilton at (267) 716-3601.

Shoot for the Stars, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, publicly supported organization under Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the IRS Code, and is incorporated and registered in Pennsylvania. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

The official registration and financial information of the Shoot for the Stars, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.