Support academics & life skills for at-risk kids

$35 $95,182
Raised Remaining


S.T.A.R.S. International employs scuba diving as a tool to bridge the gap to every participant while collateraly teaching/coaching/mentoring kids on respect, identify & understanding life choices.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The S.T.A.R.S. Program is focused solely on at-risk youth (ages 13-18) and their families. Scuba is the theme or “vehicle” used in the program enabling us to deliver 14 elements of material which support the participant’s current academic achievement and preparedness to enter adulthood. Goals of the program include but are not limited to improved; academic drive/grades, self control, attendance and commitment, life strategies, career interests, leadership, health and decision making.

How will this project solve this problem?

Secure an agreement of commitment for change between parents/participants & program to enter participants through various angles; academic support, self development & physical fitness to achieve personal growth, improved outlook and positive changes.

Potential Long Term Impact

This program will directly touch the lives of 60 at-risk youth participants and potentially 240 at-risk guardians. Indirectly, the program will influence their teachers, peers and siblings in addition to their future teachers, spouses and employers.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $35

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $35 .  The original project funding goal was $95,217.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Thanks to 2 donors like you, a total of $35 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Ann Paulsen

Director of international operations
Lake in the Hills, IL United States

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