STARS is a peer-mentoring program that provides support, character development and healthy relationship education to youth.  STARS stands for Students Teaching About Relationships and Success.

STARS is a student-led, peer-mentoring program in which high school upperclassmen/women mentor underclassmen/women. The high school mentors are equipped with leadership skills by conducting skits, games, and discussions with younger youth during school or in after-school programs.

Core Elements of the program:


Our hope is that students learn to recognize their strengths, struggles and influences and that they become able to manage them in positive ways.


Teens are pulled in many directions. The goal is for students to consider their next steps when they make decisions so they understand how the choices they make now will impact their lives tomorrow (future).


It is proven that having a mentor has a positive and powerful impact on a teen’s life. MENTORLIFE means students always have someone investing in them and in turn they invest in others.


To learn more about the STARS Mentoring Program, email

Meet our STARS Mentoring Program Coordinators: Vanessa Martinez, Kyra Williams, and Justin Garcia

*STARS Mentoring is currently being implemented at South High School, Central High School, and Dolores Huerta Preparatory High School.