STARS Mentoring Program

Through positive and caring one-to-one relationships with adult friends and positive role models, youth will grow and thrive, taking responsibility for their choices, learning from their mistakes and looking forward to a healthy and productive future.

STARS envisions a community as described by Peter L. Benson, founder of Search Institute, Minneapolis, MN, where youth are “grounded in a daily web of support, acknowledgment, affirmation, inclusion and opportunity.”  When youth experience supporting one-to-one relationships with caring adults, they are likely to develop successfully, being capable of making informed, responsible decisions as involved citizens of the world.

STARS is a non-profit mentoring program serving youth and families in Freeborn County and the eastern portion of Faribault County.

Young people participating in quality mentoring programs:

–are more likely to do better in school

–have aspirations for college and career

–are more equipped to make responsible decisions

–model good behavior

–more likely to be productive and engaged citizens.

These are all key factors in building stronger communities.

Mentoring Impact:

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