STAR Foundation of Coastal Georgia offers a comprehensive 8 week program that focuses on the Computer Basics, Life Management Skills and Work Ready Education needed to acquire and maintain meaningful employment. Classes are held 4 days/week with additional homework and lab hours required.

Here at STAR we believe that learning should be fun! The program is interactive, interesting and engaging with lots of personal attention. Our program is built on success which may be a total contrast to what many of our students previously experienced in traditional education in the public school system.

The curriculum includes: basic computer skills, personal financial management, problem solving, goal setting, conflict resolution, interviewing skills and appropriate workplace behavior. Along the way students begin to feel empowered with a newly discovered purpose in their lives as well as a sense of pride in a job well done.

Computer Program

STAR Foundation of Coastal Georgia students have the opportunity to earn a donated, refurbished computer upon graduation from the program. Students must meet certain criteria including perfect attendance and a minimum test score to be eligible. Since 2003, 456 STAR graduates have received a computer for their home.

Stats

For students who enrolled between Jan 2012 and Dec 2013:

94%

94% graduated from the program.

71%

71% of graduates earned a refurbished computer.

70%

70% of graduates improved their employment status after 15 months.

Life Skills

Emphasis is placed on basic life skills including creating a family budget, managing a checking/savings account, basic problem solving skills and how to set and work towards personal goals.

Computer Literacy

Students learn computer basics for the office environment including an introduction to hardware and software, Windows, Microsoft Word and Excel, email and the Internet.

Job Readiness

Students prepare a resume, practice interviewing skills and learn appropriate workplace behavior.

Self Confidence

Our students gain a sense of self-confidence and personal achievement during our 8 week course to help them move forward and make changes in their lives.