Support academics & life skills for at-risk kids

by S.T.A.R.S. International (expired) - DUPLICATE DO NOT USE


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.

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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.


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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

S.T.A.R.S. International

Organization Information

S.T.A.R.S. International (expired) - DUPLICATE DO NOT USE

Location: Lake in the Hills, IL - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Ann Paulsen
Project Leader:
Ann Paulsen
Director of international operations
Lake in the Hills, IL United States

Funded Project!

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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