Mission Statement

STARS is dedicated to providing adult mentors to youth who empower them to make positive life choices through building youth's decision-making and conflict resolution skills along with their self-confidence so they can develop to their fullest potential.

Vision Statment 

 STARS envisions a community where all youth have adults in their lives that create opportunities for them to build the skills needed to make informed, responsible decisions as involved community members. 

Area We Serve 

Success Through Adults Reaching Students (STARS) is a non-profit mentoring program serving youth and families in Freeborn County and the eastern portion of Faribault County.

Freeborn County cities served: Albert Lea, Alden, Clarks Grove, Emmons, Glenville, Gordonsville, Hartland, Hayward, Hollandale, Manchester, Myrtle, Twin Lakes

Eastern Faribault County cities served: Bricelyn, Easton, Freeborn, Kiester, Walters, Wells

Four school districts served are:

Albert Lea Area Schools, Alden- Conger Public School

Glenville-Emmons School, United South Central Public Schools

What We Do

STARS is dedicated to providing adult mentors to youth who are in need of guidance or support.  Through caring one-to-one relationships with adult positive role models, youth will grow and thrive, taking responsibility for their choices, learning from their mistakes and looking forward to a healthy and productive future.  Mentors empower at-risk youth to make positive life choices and develop to their fullest potential.

Why we do what we do

Research shows that mentored youth are less likely to begin using alcohol or drugs, skip school, or fight. They report feeling better about schoolwork, show gains in performance and get along better with parents and peers.