Thank you for the outstanding vision and strong leadership of the Star Foundation that over many years has had such a strong positive impact on the lives of so many individuals and their families throughout our community. Your “hand up, not a hand out” philosophy, combined with Star’s excellent educational training, programs and instructors has helped to increase the quality of our workforce while allowing your graduates, and our citizens, the opportunity to rise out of poverty and become financially self-sufficient.

Bryan Thompson
Bryan Thompson
Former Mayor
The City of Brunswick

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Our mission is to teach people how to become financially self-sufficient through an empowering, holistic program of computer, financial and job readiness education.

We start with the basic computer skills needed for success in most work environments. From there, the students learn communication, conflict resolution, problem solving and customer service skills to equip them to remain at a job as a valued employee.

Finally, we teach students how to manage their money from creating a budget, banking basics (checking and saving accounts) and the necessity of saving.

90% of STAR program participants live at or below the poverty line when they are admitted to the program.

We want to work with people who are ready for a life-changing experience! Students learn computer basics, financial management and work readiness skills with the goal of finding employment upon graduation. All we ask is a 9-week commitment to do your best!

To participate please call 912-554-0540 to register or download the registration form. A new class begins every quarter. Prior registration is required.

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Community Need

  • According to US Census figures in 2010, Georgia’s poverty rate is the 3rd highest in the nation.
  • The poverty rate for Glynn County is 16.8% which affects 1 in 3 children.
  • The official poverty line for a household of three (one parent and two children) is $19,530. A person working full time at minimum wage makes only $14,645 annually which is 12% below poverty.
  • Upon entrance to the STAR program, our participants’ average income is $4,922.
  • Through education, encouragement and empowerment, our students HOPE. BELIEVE. GROW. SUCCEED in work and in life.