Kids Helping Kids

This program engages high school, middle school, and elementary students from throughout Colorado as volunteers with the Shining Stars Foundation in a variety of projects and roles. The targeted volunteer activities give students the opportunity to learn the importance of philanthropy, and promote an understanding and acceptance of children living with a life threatening illness. In addition, presentations are given in local schools to promote an understanding and acceptance of children who have cancer or another life threatening illness. Last year, over 3,193 kids were served throughout Colorado.

To learn more, become a volunteer, or inquire about having an awareness presentation at your school contact:

Cookie Ready

Aspen Student Volunteer Program

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Tom Hills began the Aspen Student Volunteer program with a handful of his former students. The program has since grown to a wide network of student volunteers who are involved with a number of Shining Stars Foundation events and programs, including the Aspen Winter Games, Aspen Summer Adventure, Holiday Toy Drive, and other outreach opportunities. 

To learn more about the Aspen Student Volunteer program, contact: 

Tom Hills
Director - Student Volunteer Program


Dear Mrs. Ready,
Thank you for coming and speaking to us about Shining Stars. I now know that kids with cancer do not want to be treated like victims. I better understand what they have to go through. I see that they just want to be normal, and have friends like everybody else. Your presentation was very informational and inspirational!
— Bixby, Local Student