Illuminate. Educate. Advocate.
Stars nonprofit organization is a community dedicated to supporting Pasadena-area youth through mentorship and educational programs.
Stars facilitates group, site-based, and one-on-one mentoring to our students, fostering nurturing and meaningful relationships.
Our after school programs are available to elementary, middle, and high school students in the Pasadena area.
Our college program seeks to build and strengthen students’ support systems and to prepare students for post-secondary success starting in Kindergarten.
Stars is committed to the mental wellbeing of our communities and provides counseling services in both Spanish and English to families in the Pasadena-area.
Stars' wellness program provides spiritual and personal development programs, exercise programs, food programs, and more.
We offer enriching summer activities to students of all ages, as well as a summer "SKILLZ" school for incoming 8th and 9th graders.
Help Us Affirm, Equip & Embolden Our Students
"Kinship – not serving the other, but being one with the other. Jesus was not 'a man for others'; he was one with them. There is a world of difference in that."
- Father Greg Boyle
Our mentors, volunteers, and donors are integral to the success of our students. Many have walked the same paths, understand the adversities our students face, and want to be a guiding resource to lead the next generation to success.
Stars is a community that affirms, equips and emboldens young people to pursue a life of purpose, service and meaning.
A thriving, interdependent community where lives are transformed.
Our 2021 Impact
52,000lbs of Food Distributed to 450 Individuals
100% of 1st-4th Grade Students in the Literacy Program Met Their Goals
9,300+ Volunteer Hours
285 Youth Served
Average Length of Mentor Match: 5 Years
Celebrated 13 Graduates from High School, Community College and College
K-3 After School & Wellness Programs
500 E Villa Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
Stars 45, Middle & High School Programs
Montrose Church – Pasadena Bresee Campus
1480 E Washington Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91104
Lake Avenue Church
393 N Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
712 E Villa St