"I became a mentor because I wanted to give. The thing I didn't realize is how much I'd get back."
The S.T.A.R. (Students Taking Action Responsibly) Program combines life-skills with mentorship and began in the fall of 2015 as part of Governor Kasich’s Community Connectors Program. Students attend interactive S.T.A.R. workshops in-school or at Brightway Center. Topics range from Conflict Management, Dealing with Adversity and Leadership to S.M.A.R.T. Goals, Social Media Responsibility and more. Monthly mentor/mentee activities that enhance and reinforce workshop topics are held at Brightway. The goal of the program is to impact the decision making of our youth by providing awareness, coping strategies and life-skills education all with the support of a mentor.