"All a child needs is one adult to believe in him"
Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach
The Star Program focuses on at-risk populations. In many cases, these disadvantaged populations, who suffer economic and social hardships, find themselves in life-threatening situations. Their circumstances might impair their basic ability to exercise their rights as equal citizens.
The Star Program is offered as part of an integrated urban system of education, community and welfare services. Its point of departure is that, in order to address youngsters' needs, you must pool resources and create a social "network" of all the city's support and educational entities. This urban structure will prevent the teens from "falling between the cracks" vis-à-vis the various support and assistance entities.
The program focuses on individual mentoring for high school students who are having trouble fitting in, are at risk, and need emotional support and guidance.
This program has a major role in helping these adolescents experience success and develop personally, relying on their unique inherent strengths.