The Final Bell Rings . . . Schools Out, Where Will Your Child Go?
Each day, hundreds of St. Louis kids leave school at the end of the day with no adult supervision. Many of these children are home alone with no structured activities, nutritious meals or awareness of the inherent risks that confront unsupervised children. Northside Youth And Senior Service Center, Inc. has joined the St. Louis Mental Health Board, ARCHS to develop and expand comprehensive after school programs for elementary school children in the City of St. Louis.
What is STARS
Striving To Achieve ResultS (STARS) is a licensed, comprehensive after school program for students enrolled at Peabody Elementary School, where the program is also housed. The STARS Program is a licensed after school program providing activities for up to 60 elementary students. Our goal is to provide a nurturing and safe environment while making an impactful difference in the lives of the youth we serve.
All students enrolled in STARS are part of a safe, fun learning environment from 3pm – 6pm. Students also receive a snack and hot meal daily as well as daily homework assistance and one on one tutoring.
Providing Learning and Fun Activities in A Safe Environment
The STARS Program addresses the parent’s need for structure and safety with the child’s need for learning and fun. Northside Youth And Senior Service Center, Inc. is one of several after school programs created by an initial investment from the Mental Health Board to help it achieve measurable and verifiable outcomes related to youth development.
The STARS Program offers several volunteer opportunities. From teaching an enrichment class, to helping with homework or tutoring, you are needed. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please call our office, (314) 531-4161.
To learn more about the importance of after school programs, or to learn how to support and/or get involved in local after school programs, visit the Missouri Afterschool Network website, http://moasn.org/.
Northside Youth And Senior Service Center, Inc.
The STAR Program at Peabody School is a member of the After School for All Partnership (ASAP), which is improving access to, and the quality of, after school programs across the St. Louis region. Learn more at www.stlasap.org.