An important part of the Rising Stars philosophy is reciprocity and social awareness. Beyond teaching students to work hard on their own academic and athletic achievement, Rising Stars is committed to building character and life-long values. Each child is taught that their team extends to family, school and the larger community. Rising Stars has developed a partnership with the Elisha project Organization regularly bring food and clothing to men and women who are homeless on the streets of greater Boston. Giving back to their communities is central to building both character and values in Rising Stars students.