STAR - Students Teaching Attitudes of Respect
What is STAR?
Students Teaching Attitudes of Respect is a program initially developed by Peacemaker Resources and the Northwest Minnesota Foundation. 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 thirteen school districts across NW Minnesota including:
How does the program work?
How to Join STAR
STAR Advisor Resources
A team of students and an adult advisor from their school attend a session in the fall with 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 curriculum developed just for the STAR Team, Speak Your Peace, is provided to all STAR schools. School advisors and administrators can also seek out support from Peacemaker staff members to implement the program throughout the year.
Contact Peacemaker Resources at 218-444-8048 to register for the STAR program or to find out further information.
If you are a current STAR Advisor, use the button below to access the reporting forms, advisor manual, and other resources.
The Northwest Minnesota Foundation will no longer be subsidizing this program as of the 2018/2019 school year. Contact Barb at Peacemaker Resources to find out more about costs and possible funding sources to assist your school in participating in this program.