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our mission, our message:

I'm A Star servant leaders launched Jacksonville HELPS (Homeless Students Empowered through Leadership, Partnerships & Service) in 2012, after learning that thousands of peers right in their classrooms are suffering in silence with no place to call home. Currently, there are 3000+ homeless students in Duval County Public Schools.

I'm A Star teens brainstormed on a creative fundraiser to raise money for their homeless peers by organizing a 5K, TV telethon and Celebrity Basketball Game. To their surprise, the Jacksonville community helped, donating $20,000+ in the first year. 

Nearly eight years later, the Celebrity Basketball Game has become an anticipated event, raising $96,500, along with public and private donations.


Celebrities play high school basketball all stars in this annual match-up, which has drawn the attention of NBA Hall of Famer & Lakers' President Magic JohnsonComedian/Recording Artist Lil Duval and U.S Gold Medalist Simone Biles.

This year's game will take place September 22, 2018, 6:00 p.m. at Paxon School For Advanced Studies. 

Tickets are on sale for just $5 right now! ​Purchase below. 

To give, donate, or become a sponsor, click the links below:

Buy a


Buy a ticket to our Celebrity Basketball Game! Your purchase is a donation to the Duval County Homeless Education Department.

Be A


Sign Up to be a sponsor of our Celebrity Basketball Game for homeless students on

September 22.


Help a homeless student by providing an item from the Duval County Homeless Education Department's 

2018 wish list.


Send money via PayPal

to help a

homeless student.


watch 2017 celebrity basketball game highlights:


homeless to college: 

sabon's story



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