Students Talking About Relationships (STAR) is our signature teen leadership and violence prevention program that engages high school-age youth in conversations about healthy relationships, communication, and conflict resolution. During the school year, STAR uses a 10-session curriculum to cover topics like healthy relationships and abuse, emotional regulation, conflict resolution, and supporting survivors of violence. The STAR curriculum is rooted in social justice, and builds awareness of issues that contribute to violence in our communities. Our Teen Advocate partners with schools and community groups across Philadelphia, working with hundreds of youth every year.
In the summer, we engage 25 teens in an intensive leadership development program. Participants take a deeper dive into understanding violence, violence prevention, and social justice issues, as well as honing and developing their leadership skills. Each summer, the STAR cohort identifies and creates a community project that addresses violence in their communities.
To bring STAR to your school, group, or community center contact us today!