FIVE TOWN COMMUNITIES THAT CARE
July 11, 2010
After school in downtown Camden I see middle school kids I knew as kindergartners and in early grade school. The expressions on their faces are beginning to harden ... they look bored, alienated, almost disgusted.
Those are not the expressions I see on the kids in the afternoon programs at STAR ... they are enthusiastic, happy, interested, engaged.
What makes the difference is they have not been abandoned by the grown-ups around them. They are treated with respect yes, but still guided by grown-ups interested in sharing new skills and new experiences. So they stay oriented and part of life, not disoriented and sidelined.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Yes, my children learned lots from these programs and met other kids from other schools, so they are knit together comfortably when they hit high school
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Client Served & my children attended after school events.