STARS gives back to the local community in a variety of ways: Ministry Partnerships, Charitable Causes, After School Program, and School Basketball Sponsorships. Organizations we have partnered with:
STARS basketball, in a partnership with Jones Paideia Elementary Magnet, is meeting weekly with 20 to 25 students (3rd-5th grade). The two-hour program focuses on impacting kids both on and off the court, with a concentration on: Academics, Character, and Basketball. Participants receive after school tutoring from a teacher with STARS Coaches and STARS volunteers assisting. Academic work is followed by a 10-15 minute character lesson, led by a STARS Coach. Example topics include: Respect, Discipline, Attitude, Teamwork, Kindness, and Effort. Following the character development time is 45 minutes of basketball and skill development.
“The big picture is to provide these kids an opportunity to grow (academically; in character; their love for the game of basketball) and to hopefully get them integrated into STARS Basketball. We have been praying for this for a while and really feel the Lord’s hand on it. I know the impact STARS has had on both South and North Nashville athletes, and I am so excited about what God is going to do through our efforts in Metro Nashville!”
-James Morrison, Director of the STARS After School Program
If you have questions about how to get involved with our After School Program, contact James Morrison (firstname.lastname@example.org)