STARS Mentoring Program
The STARS Mentoring Program is a classroom-based, peer-to-peer mentoring program that engages and supports students to make positive life choices and build healthy relationships. STARS provides students the opportunity to discover themselves and build upon their skill set through our three core elements of self-awareness, healthy decision-making and MentorLife®, which means to always invest in someone and always have someone investing in you. STARS mentors receive training and mentoring from their program coordinator, then they in turn are paired with no more than four mentees where they lead activities and opportunities for discussion. Through the program, students are able to strengthen their leadership abilities, discover and practice positive social and emotional skills around mental health, healthy relationships and decision-making, gain confidence and feel valued.
Our hope is that students learn to recognize their strengths, struggles and influences and that they become able to manage them in positive ways.
Healthy Decision-Making teaches students to believe they have control over their decisions and understand that choices they make today will impact their future and the lives of those around them.
It’s been proven that having a mentor has a positive and powerful impact on a teen’s life. MENTORLIFE means students always have someone investing in them and in turn they invest in others.
To find out more about the STARS Mentoring Program, or to facilitate the STARS Mentoring Program in your school or community, please contact Elycia Cook at 720.981.9193 or email her.