Life Lessons Through Basketball



The Five-Star Foundation strives to make a positive impact on our communities by providing exceptional basketball and life-skills instruction as a means to inspire, educate, and guide children towards their potential as student-athletes and as people. Five-Star's mission is to enhance the lives of young people and help them reach their potential as both students and athletes.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The Five-Star Foundation was founded in 2002 by Stephen J. Beck and Leigh A. Klein. The goal of the Foundation is to use the popularity of basketball to help teach life skills to local youth.

How will this project solve this problem?

Provides participants an opportunity to learn fundamentals of basketball and life. Participants learn life-values through a combination of basketball instruction and life-skills stations. Some of these stations include Conflict Resolution, Writing Skills Workshops, Communication Skills, Substance Abuse Education, and Study Skills, through local youth clinics or from grants provided.

Potential Long Term Impact

The Five-Star Foundation will continue to enrich the lives our student-athletes through the game of basketball. We have helped financially disadvantaged student-athletes from twenty-eight states in excess of $100,000.00 in grants assistance. We have also provided youth developmental clinics teaching life skills and basketball to over 2,500 participants. We hope to grow our numbers in the future to be able to provide for our camps in the United States and overseas.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Five-Star Foundation

Rockville, Maryland, United States

Project Leader

Rochelle Coleman

Rockville, Maryland United States

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Map of Life Lessons Through Basketball
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