STARS and CHAMPS Mentoring, Inc.
S.T.A.R.S (Striving Toward Awareness and Respect For Self)
C.H.A.M.P.S (Changing Hearts Attitudes and Minds for Personal Success)
Mentors are making a difference in our community
Our mentors include educators, executives, business owners, social workers, and local politicians.
Our mentoring organization, S.T.A.R.S (Striving Toward Awarenss and Respect for Self) and C.H.A.M.P.S (Changing Hearts Attitudes and Minds for Personal Success) had its beginning in 2003 by Mrs. Johnnice Ulmer, Mrs. Chryste Lowe, and Ms. Tina Alexander working with girls and boys in elementary schools. Since its inception, the organization has expanded to serve Laurel City Schools' elementary and middle school youth. Through the observations of school administrators, teachers, and parents, this organization is regarded as a resounding success . We credit our success to the parents, businesses, social organizations, the school districts, local government, and the great citizens of communities we serve. STARS and CHAMPS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose program and services are funded solely by fundraisers and private donations. We are not grant-funded and all staff members are volunteers. We provide college tours, leadership skill trainings, character education, tutoring, and cultural field-trips to our youth participants. We also provide parental enhancement classes to the parents of our participants. Your donation will help us continue providing services to the youth in our community.
The vision of STARS and CHAMPS Mentoring, Inc. is that each participant will emerge with a more positive self-image, leadership skills, tools to enhance academic performance, knowledge of fitness, health and nutrition, better relationships with peers and family through spiritual, mental and emotional guidance, and the ability to compete on the world stage, academically, mentally, emotionally, and socially.