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Programs and Outreach

Stars That Shine Programs For Girls Ages 12-20 In The Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia

Stars That Shine is a non-profit organization serving girls and young women ages 12-20 in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Our programs and services focus on empowering girls and leading them to a brighter future. Our organization works within our local communities of Berkeley County, West Virginia and Jefferson County, West Virginia to provide essential empowerment and education programs girls ages 12-20.  Our organization also offers services and programs for girls who are considered "at-risk" youth. 

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GIRL EMPOWERMENT

Our Girl Empowerment initiatives range from workshops to large conferences. We create empowerment sessions that are designed to create lasting self-esteem, increased academic performance, improvement in peer/family relationships, and more. 

ACADEMIC AND CAREER ENRICHMENT

ACE is a cohort for Junior - Senior

High School students and

Freshman-Sophomore College students.

 

Our ACE Program is designed for students looking to advance their skills and knowledge in Engineering, IT, Business Development, and Entrepreneurship.

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GIRL NEXT DOOR

Girl Next Door is a  program for High School students that provides a safe space for girls to talk about issues they face daily such as: bullying, self- confidence, peer pressure, and much more. Girl Next Door provides girls with skills to improve their self-esteem. We also focus on providing tools to maximize intellectual and social growth. We employ skilled program leaders and staff that help create an environment for high school girls to learn essential skills for their daily academic and social challenges. 

INTERNSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

We offer internship and scholarship opportunities for girls in their senior year of high school and girls who attend West Virginia colleges and trade schools. 

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PEER SUPPORT AND
FUN ACTIVITIES

We consistently coordinate fun group activities to help strengthen peer relationships and create trust between our STARS and program leaders.  Girls who are involved in Stars That Shine programs build a network of peers and lasting friendships. 

ACADEMIC SUPPORT, MENTORSHIP, AND COUNSELING 

Girls who are participants in Stars That Shine programs have access to tutors, mentors, individual support, and counseling. 

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