Kayla Harris Named a 2021 All-Star Rising Star

Kayla Harris Named a 2021 All-Star Rising Star

We would like to congratulate Kayla Harris for being named a 2021 All-Star Rising Star! Kayla was one of 21 students selected by the NBA All-Star Host Committee to be named.

Kayla was awarded a $2,100 scholarship in recognition of being named an All_Star Rising Star for a  college, university, or post-secondary institution they attend after high school graduation. Kayla plans on pursuing environmental science. 

"Kayla Harris is an incredibly kind and caring young woman who is an exceptional role model for other young leaders.  She exemplifies the YMCA’s four core values and has served in a variety of community-based volunteer programs.  We are honored to have Kayla represent the Duneland communities and be recognized as an NBA All-Star Rising Star," says Duneland Family YMCA CEO, Dave Kasarda.

Kayla was awarded the NBA Rising Star scholarship in association with the NBA All-Star Legacy Grant that the Forchetti Family YMCA Center for Early Learning was awarded last February. The NBA All-Star Legacy Grant awarded the Duneland Family YMCA $40,272 to build two basketball courts at the new early learning facility; a middle-school sized court for children ages 4 to 5 and a half-size for younger children. The courts are used by the Forchetti Family Center’s students as well as for preschool basketball, field hockey, and soccer.  The Forchetti Center for Early Learning was one of 21 projects chosen out of 182 applicants from across Indiana.

Watch the 2021 NBA All-Star Rising Star Awards Ceremony & learn more about the NBA All-Star Rising Stars: Here