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Charity Spotlight
Star House

Mission:

To enrich the community by promoting academic success and empowering lifelong achievement for children in need.

Fast Facts:
  • Founded in 1993 by a group of Junior League volunteers, Star House just celebrated its 25th Anniversary.
  • 3,514 kids live in poverty in North Fulton, despite being one of the most affluent areas in Georgia.
  • 14% of Roswell children live below the poverty level.
  • 1 in 6 kids who don’t read proficiently by 3rd grade do not graduate high school
  • 300,000+ children in Georgia are unsupervised from 3 pm to 6 pm (juvenile crime peak time).
  • Star House serves 270 at-risk children in four Roswell schools with after school programs that provide assistance with homework and test preparation as well as key skills to help them make positive life choices.
  • Star House provides over 37,000 nutritious snacks to its students each year.
  • Star House provides elementary summer camp which helps students bridge the gap by focusing on academic retention during the summer.
  • Nearly all elementary school students passed their core classes with the vast majority receiving B’s or better.
  • 10 out of 21 current members of the Board of Directors are Roswell Rotarians.

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Posted by Rose Burton
September 19, 2018

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