Our daughter has really enjoyed her first year with the STAR Girlz! The group has really helped enhance her self-esteem and confidence! She eagerly looks forward to each meeting and the group has helped her grow out of her shyness, and to speak up more around others. She shares with us the different activities they do as a group and how she can apply the practices they've learned in her own life. She's more involved in other group activities as well, such as her basketball team, and has learned how to use her voice both independently and as part of a group.
We really admire the age appropriate, and creative, opportunities that STAR Girlz presents for our daughter. We look forward to what next year has to offer our Popstar.
Tonya and Ricardo, 2019
STAR Girlz is just what I was looking for to help meet the emotional needs of my young ladies. The leadership team of STAR Girlz is a god send. The leaders are outstanding figures that have been ideal role models. My young ladies have enjoyed STAR Girlz immensely. They have made new friends and have learned how to develop healthy relationships. They have improved their interpersonal skills with their peers. My ladies say STAR Girlz is fun, and I’m glad that they have had leadership opportunities to do fundraising and lead younger girls in activities.
Roosevelt "RJ", II, PhD, 2019
My daughter is in the 5th grade and joined STAR Girlz last year. During the year my daughter has been attending the program after school. She looked forward to the program every week. She enjoys it very much. She talks about how she enjoys the program and interacting with the other girls in the program. She feels welcome every time she attends. During the quarantine we had trouble with the internet. When she did check in she enjoyed listening to the other girls check ins and knew it’s just like her experience. The program has helped Victoria so much during this hard time. Ms. Shalanda has checked on her mental health. We did reach out for support and got the help Victoria needed. She was able to continue with her therapy during this time virtually. Ms. Shalanda always make sure we know if we need anything the program is available to help us. This program is so important for our young ladies. Sometimes we can't find the program they are comfortable with, but in STAR Girlz all the girls feel welcome.
As far as my two children go, STAR Girlz is the best both of them. They both have come more alive in different ways. My oldest definitely has more self-esteem and has grown so much as far as being able to express feelings, wants to be more productive and also cares much more about her appearance and Allowing her to what be more involved. My youngest has always been outgoing but STAR Girlz have taught her to share feelings more and learn how to be with other people well by showing and learning leadership skills and becoming more of a team player so interact others.
RZ Borne, 2019
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