Tamika Catchings created the Catch the Stars Foundation in the spring of 2004 to assist disadvantaged youth in helping to achieve their dreams. Catchings felt compelled to start the foundation because she understands that the youth of today are the stars of tomorrow and the lack of support for our youth results in many never reaching their full potential. She embraces being a positive role model by encouraging youth to be all that they can be.
The Catch the Stars Foundation empowers youth to achieve their dreams by providing goal setting programs that promote fitness, literacy and youth development. Our programs are targeted to youth throughout Indianapolis, with a specific emphasis on supporting and assisting under-served and low to moderate income communities throughout Indianapolis.
In February 2011, the Foundation announced a partnership with the University of Tennessee School of Education, Health and Human Services to assist at-risk high school students in Knoxville. Additionally, Catchings and the Foundation conducts fitness clinics and basketball camps at numerous locations nationally. The fitness clinics only require a canned food item as the only cost of admission that are then donated to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana.
Current programs for the Foundation include a college scholarship program for Indianapolis high school scholar-athletes, the Catch the Stars Youth Holiday Basketball Camp, Catch on to Fitness Clinics, Catchings Corner (donated Fever game tickets) and S.T.A.R.S. (Sisters Teaching and Reaching Sisters).
Learn more about the Catch the Stars Foundation at catchthestars.org.