After a full year in operation, the STARS* team has been able to assess the program's first year. During the preceding 12 months, the STARS* staff and volunteers (teachers, computer specialists and book enthusiasts) worked with 58 families (117 children & 19 parents), gifted 65 computers and over 1600 children's books! One young man had earned a full scholarship to college but didn't have a computer until someone told him about STARS*.
The feedback has been awesome and there are requests to grow the program - more families, more bi-lingual coaches, more computers and books, include high school students and add more STEM opportunities.
If you are interested in learning more about STARS* please send an email to STARS@OrionCommunities.org. Thanks to everyone who gifted their time, laptops and books to help all of our children be the best they can be.
*Sharing Technology Advances Reading Skills