Youth Leadership

Youth DevelopmentQLI International is a proud provider of the world-renowned youth leadership development process, America’s Rising Stars. Since 1996, Rising Stars has provided a guiding pathway to thousands of young people all across America.

The program is designed to help middle- and high-school youth (Grades 7-12) develop “life skills,” which will prepare them for success in today’s ever-demanding world. Rising Stars focuses on the three main aspects of a successful life:

  • Positive Attitude Development
  • Personal and Interpersonal Skills Development
  • Personal Goal Setting Systems

The Rising Stars curriculum recognizes the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents. These are the building blocks of healthy youth leadership development and fall into eight categories:

  • Support
  • Empowerment
  • Boundaries and Expectations
  • Constructive Use of Time
  • Commitment to Learning
  • Positive Values
  • Social Competencies
  • Positive Identity

The Rising Stars youth leadership development program includes a personal achievement action plan, which involves goal setting, time management and mental, social, physical, career and financial, home and family, and ethics and beliefs development.

Helping Children Succeed

If you seek an after-school program that will contribute to your child’s self-confidence, academic performance and lead to better social skills, call QLI International at 864-245-2324 or email