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.

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After School

Our after school programs are available to elementary, middle, and high school students in the Pasadena area.

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College Support

Our college program seeks to build and strengthen students’ support systems and to prepare students for post-secondary success starting in Kindergarten.

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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.

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Stars’ wellness program provides spiritual and personal development programs, exercise programs, food programs, and more.

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Summer Enrichment

We offer enriching summer activities to students of all ages, as well as a summer “SKILLZ” school for incoming 8th and 9th graders.

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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.

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From food distribution to homework help and enrichment activities, there are many opportunities for volunteering with Stars to help affirm, equip, and embolden our students in the Pasadena area and beyond.



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Mentorship is a journey of mutual learning and discovery. As a mentor in one of our programs, you will foster nurturing and supportive relationships to guide our students through life’s many challenges and transitions.



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Our generous donors help Stars to provide the services and support our students need in the Pasadena area and Los Angeles communities. Your donations directly support our programs and families.



Our Mission

Stars is a community that affirms, equips and emboldens young people to pursue a life of purpose, service and meaning.

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Our Vision

A thriving, interdependent community where lives are transformed.

Isaiah 65:17-25

Our 2023 Impact

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35,100 lbs of Food Distributed to families + 5,970 Balanced Meals & Snacks for Students

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Over 60 Students enrolled in our After School Programs

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12,500+ Volunteer Hours

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200 Group Mentoring Hours

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Launch of Our Low-Cost Counseling Program

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Awarded 33 Students with Scholarships

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Our Locations

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Wellness Programs & Counseling

500 E Villa St
Pasadena, CA 91101

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K-5 After School Program

393 N Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Middle & High School Programs

1480 E Washington Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91104

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Administrative & Program Offices

Lake Avenue Church
393 N Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101