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Helping our youth realize their full potential!
8 Coleman Square, Howard Beach, NY 11414

Welcome to S.T.A.R.S. Youth Center!

Others Are Saying

My son looks forward to going to S.T.A.R.S. every afternoon and often doesn't want to leave. He loves the activities! He has also made new friends. My son is learning to become more confident in his academics and has also improved his turn taking abilities and social skills by interacting with the other children. Danielle Bergman (Reilly’s mom) Olivia has a great time. She enjoys herself very much & went to places she probably would not have gone to. It is a pleasure and thank you for showing her a great time. Olivia Sweeney's Family You did a great job with Jonathon – a STAR performance! Consider this a rave review! Jonathon Newman and Family Bianca had a great experience! She loves you guys! Theresa Zelaya S.T.A.R.S. looks after Matthew like he was one of your own. You have always been there for us. We can't thank you enough. Matthew loves your programs. I thank you from the bottom of my heart because without S.T.A.R.S. I don't know what I would do! We love you! Bridget and Chris Karow Thank you for all you’ve done for JeanMarie. She had a great time with you, as always! Jean Rodriguez Patty really enjoys her time at STARS. Patty has been with STARS since she was 5 years old (now 14). It has helped her mature and have fun. She loves the dance program and the socialization opportunities. The location close to home is an additional benefit. Peter and Kerry Wright
Your dedication to Howard Beach's youth is a remarkable example of the generosity and compassion that helps to better our communities. George Bush - Former President of the United States You realize that these kids are going to be the leaders of the future and they are going to be setting examples for my kids as well. I'm really overwhelmed with the work that they have been doing and it's something that's a lesson in teamwork that they're learning at this young age. Derek Jeter - Shortstop, New York Yankees I applaud S.T.A.R.S. for its efforts and commend all the young men and women involved for participating in such a worthwhile program. Serphin R. Maltese - Senator, Queens County Congratulations on being named the Daily Point of Light... the purpose of the awards program is to recognize outstanding volunteers like you. Chaunda Ball - Points of Light Foundation You are to be commended for your ambitious efforts on behalf of the youth of our area. Audrey I. Pheffer - Assembly member, Queens County The true reward for us is to see what happens when leaders, such as yourself, and caring kids come together to give up their time to make a difference in their community. Connie A. Verducci - Fleet Bank Community Relations