STAR House Foundation is a non-profit organization in Roswell, Georgia that makes a difference in kids’ lives by providing an after school tutoring and mentoring program for at-risk children throughout North Fulton County. We currently serve over 250 children through four Roswell school programs and often have a waiting list. Our summer camp bridges the gap for 120 students at the elementary level, focusing on academic retention so students do not lose necessary skills over summer break.
THE STAR HOUSE PHILOSOPHY
STAR House Foundation enriches our community by promoting academic success and empowering lifelong achievement in at-risk children
Since 1993, STAR House Foundation has held this ideal: mold children into thoughtful leaders, and they will make their mark on those around them. From kindergarten through high school – STAR House provides academic support kids need to stay on the path to graduation.
STAR House exists because a group of Junior League Woman identified a growing need within our community: they saw children without enough support at home falling through the cracks in our public school system. They identified 24 vulnerable students and gave them the extra instruction they so badly needed in a small apartment building in the heart of Roswell. The program has been growing ever since.
Students served by STAR House are at risk for a number of reasons: dropping out of school due to academic troubles, disengagement, pressures form peers, family stressors, language barriers and inability to access necessary resources. STAR House provides a safe place where students can connect to peers and adult teachers/mentors. Program volunteers assist with homework, school projects, test preparation, and good study habits. Further, they mentor students in making good life choices that will help them succeed.
HOW DOES STAR HOUSE DO IT?
STAR House provides services thanks to the generous donations of time and money from within the Atlanta community. There are no fees for STAR House services – 100% of funding comes from grants and contributions from corporations and individuals throughout Roswell and Atlanta, supplemented by fundraising events held in Roswell that receive community-wide attendance. We continue to move our mission forward by following a long-term strategic plan that ensures sustainable and continued support for our K-12 students.