Stars United Global Outreach works with at-risk youth to deliver high impact training by empowering, educating, and mobilizing them to create social change and break barriers. Through their programs and workshops, youth grow in their life skills, leadership skills, and financial literacy with a keen focus on entrepreneurship & economic development.
Executive Director, Star Williams, founded the organization after returning from the Navy and realizing that students in her community were struggling academically. She knew that she wanted to help create change. “Someone believed in me, so I hope to continue to be a guiding light to students that may be in a dark place,” says Star. She immediately began to reach out to the community and address students’ needs by offering a high-quality after-school program.
“Our goal is to ensure that we create a positive atmosphere that leads to an increase in the quality of life for our youth & ultimately leads them in the best direction to make sound educational plans, reach their career goals, and become future leaders in their communities.”
The organization’s main obstacle in light of COVID-19 is helping students transition from traditional face-to-face learning to virtual learning. To combat this issue, they are acquiring laptops and tablets for students who lack the required technology for successful virtual learning.
Through the Together for Tomorrow Cohort, Stars United Global Outreach is grateful to be learning expert ways to provide solutions to very complex problems that affect their communities. By incorporating new strategies, like journey mapping and creating challenge statements, the TFT program has already helped Stars UGO improve their quality of services to clients.
In the future, Stars United Global Outreach hopes to serve more students by working on brand management, recruiting strong board members and volunteers, and conducting in-depth problem solving for their community and clients.
To learn more about Stars United Global Outreach, visit their website starsunitedgloblaoutreach.org. On social media, connect via @starsunitedglobaloutreach on Facebook/Linkedin and @starsugo on Twitter/Instagram.