Please join BOSS for the 2020 Rising Stars Youth Leadership Gala as BOSS and our community partners celebrate a group of local youth who are overcoming the odds stacked against them.

Celebrate local young people who are working hard to stay in school and take care of themselves and their families while overcoming multiple hardships – such as homelessness, substance abuse, criminal justice involvement, and other challenges.

They are leaders in their communities, the force that holds their families together, our next generation of high school and college graduates, and agents of change! 

The event will be held at the beautiful and historic Hotel Shattuck Plaza in downtown Berkeley, and will include:

  • Live music by Berkeley High School Jazz Ensemble and Desirae Harp
  • Delicious lunch catered by Zino
  • Silent auction – online bidding opening soon!
  • Presentation of Class of 2020 Rising Stars
  • Four educational scholarship awards
  • Fun, inspiration, and an unforgettable day for youth, their families, and the community that wants them to achieve their dreams!!

Read about Rising Stars 2019

Current 2020 Sponsors

  • Berkeley Technology Academy
  • Berkeley Stamp & Engraving Co.
  • BOSS
  • Hotel Shattuck
  • Málaga Corp
  • Youth Spirit Artworks

Sponsorships Still Available — Contact Sonja Fitz, sfitz@self-sufficiency.org
Click here for a list of sponsorship levels