September 2016

Darrin L. Harris- STAR of the Month

Chacku on the left and Darrin on the right holding up his book

 

Darrin L. Harris began Ekhaya Youth Project, Inc. – a non-profit that serves and supports youth and their families. In 2014, Darrin L. Harris expanded the mental health component of the organization by providing clinical support services through the Ekhaya Fresh Start Behavioral Health Program.  Darrin has engaged thousands of youth and their families through Ekhaya Youth Project’s energetic and culturally congruent messages and supports. He has developed a leadership institute, social media platforms, music labels and is now an author, in order to continue sharing what he has learned and continues to learn. His ever present humility and passion comes through in the great interview he offered to us.

Continue Reading

 

STAR Center in Action- September 2016

Welcome to the September edition of the STAR Center Newsletter!
 
 Where will the STAR Center be In Action next?

  • NYAPRS 34th Annual Conference in Kerhonkson, New York, September 14-16
  • Alternatives 30th Annual Conference in San Diego, California September 19-23
  • Youth and Family Systems of Care Conference, Philadelphia September 30
  • Louisiana Association of Peer Specialists (LAPS), Baton Rouge, Louisiana, October 21-22
  • Mental Health Strategic Plan Listening Sessions in the US Virgin Islands, November 14-18
  • NAMI NJ Conference, Jamesburg, New Jersey, December 3
  • Texas Peer Run Organization Project Gathering, Austin, Texas, December 8-9

 

people walking towards a small airplane
 
What else can you look forward to at the STAR Center?

Continue Reading

STAR Center Collaborative Action and Leadership Institute

Join us for this monthly live streaming opportunity for people interested in learning and practicing social justice oriented and trauma informed community building skills. We hope to engage new and seasoned peer and family advocates who are interested in developing stronger facilitative leadership skills and opportunities. 

Sign up for the STAR Center Collaborative Action and Leadership Institute now!

It's Our World

 

Check this out! Darrin L. Harris and the Ekhaya Youth Project graciously offered permission for the STAR Center to work with their incredible Frontline album song, It's Our World (feat. Ekhaya Family & Yung Honore), as the STAR Center theme song which we will use in our podcast show episodes and future videos. We are so excited to bring such a meaningful theme for our podcast episodes! We hope you enjoy it!

Interview with Darrin L. Harris

Darrin L. Harris is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. After a life-changing visit to Africa in 2007, Darrin L. Harris began Ekhaya Youth Project, Inc. – a non-profit that serves and supports youth and their families. Darrin has engaged thousands of youth and their families through Ekhaya Youth Project’s energetic and culturally congruent messages and supports. He has developed a leadership institute, social media platforms, music labels and is now an author, in order to continue sharing what he has learned and continues to learn. His ever present humility and passion comes through in the great interview he offered to us.

Tags: