The STARR program was started in 1995 by Rutgers professors Daniel Hart and Robert Atkins, who was a school nurse at East Camden Middle School. The two hoped that they could foster the development of responsibility and resiliency in young teenagers through sports, community service, academic enrichment and the opportunity to form meaningful relationships with caring consistent adults.
The Camden STARR Program is a youth micro-program which means it is a volunteer organization with a small budget that seeks to promote youth development. (Click here to read more about starting your own micro-program). All of the adults who contribute to the STARR Program, which is a non-profit (501 c3), are volunteers and because the STARR Program has no paid staff or other overhead cost (e.g., building, vans, etc.) every dollar donated to the STARR Program goes directly to improving the life chances for children and youth growing up in Camden, NJ. In addition, none of the several hundred youth who have participated in the STARR Program over the past decade has ever paid to be a part of the program.
By providing wholesome, fun activities and meaningful learning experiences, the STARR Program encourages and enables adolescents to choose a healthy path to a better future.
For more information about the STARR Program, to contribute, or to volunteer, please call me at 856-857-1291 or send me an email to email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you,
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The Camden STARR Program
Center for Children and Childhood Studies
Rutgers University-Camden | 405-7 Cooper Street | Camden, NJ 08102
856-857-1291 | firstname.lastname@example.org