STAR - Students Teaching Attitudes of Respect
What is STAR?
Students Teaching Attitudes of Respect is a program of the Northwest Minnesota Foundation and Peacemaker Resources. It is designed to increase the social and emotional skills of 6th and 7th graders while teaching them how to present those skills to their families, peers and younger children.
Currently, the program serves fourteen school districts across NW Minnesota including:
How does the program work?
How to Join STAR
STAR Advisor Resources
A team of six students and an adult advisor from their school attend a session in the fall with five other schools. The two-day overnight sessions are held at Concordia Language Villages near Bemidji, MN. Students learn leadership skills and are introduced to ways of presenting social emotional learning topics to others. Peacemaker Resources staff members and several young adults provide guidance and positive role modeling.
A trainer arranges to visit the school in the winter to work with the STAR teams and provide training to a classroom of students. Additional training is also available for advisors and for staff at the school.
Schools within the Northwest Minnesota Foundation's 12-country region can participate in the STAR Program for a nominal fee. The program may be available to other schools at a higher cost if there is space available. Contact the Northwest Minnesota Foundation at (218)759-2057 or visit their website: www.nwmf.org to learn how you can become involved. You can also contact them to donate to this program that positively impacts youth, families, schools and communities!
If you are a current STAR Advisor, use the button below to access the reporting forms, advisor manual, and other resources.