Thank you Kyajuana Gilbert for 3 years of helping students hope, believe, grow, and succeed.

Students and supporters of STAR are familiar with our organization’s goals to empower adults to hope, believe, grow, and succeed.

Our mission and student outcomes have enabled STAR to attract talented and dedicated staff, volunteers, and board members, including our Executive Director (ED), Kyajuana Gilbert. During her tenure as an ED, she has elevated the STAR organization and programs. Highlights from Kyajuana’s term include enhancement to the program’s curriculum, identifying new partners to reach more community members, and recruiting and training our talented teachers. Additionally, Kyajuana has exemplified the professionalism and attitude of success that STAR hopes to impart daily to our students. Kyajuana’s s final day with STAR is fast approaching, but the positive impact on our organization, community, and students will continue.

STAR is grateful for Kyajuana’s hard work and commitment to the organization. She has left us in a great place, ready to transition with our incoming Executive Director, Dr. Markisha Butler. We will share more details on Dr. Butler in the coming weeks, but today will share some words from the desk of Kyajuana.

After three intense and wonderful years as Executive Director of STAR Foundation of Coastal Georgia, it is with a heavy heart that I must end my tenure due to an opportunity for my family in another city. Although I am excited about the possibilities ahead for us, it is hard to leave the amazing STAR Team, Board of Directors, Volunteers, and most importantly, the students we serve.

Serving as ED of STAR, I was able to use the trauma of my past to motivate others to move past their pain and to see the hope that lies ahead. STAR is at a pinnacle position and will continue to thrive with your ongoing support. It has been a blessing and my dream come true to inspire transformational change in such a dynamic and passionate community.

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