January 2017

BEyond Expectations: A Storytelling Series

Engaging Males of Color (EMOC) is a venture established by the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services that addresses the impact of health, economic and educational disparities experienced by males of color. One of their most successful initiatives is BEyond Expectations, a storytelling series that features men of color who share their journeys with a live audience, with the hope of providing a shared experience, and direction for support and help.

STAR Center In Action (or Reflection?) – January 2017

Remembering What We Want

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When Tanya and I were considering what kind of STAR Center holiday and new year greeting we wanted to send to you, we were both very in touch with the fact that the winter season, the holidays and the new year are not always filled with peace, joy and celebration as the commercial media and most greeting cards tend to convey. We knew, from personal experience, that this time of year is often the most difficult, for many reasons, and the darkness of the season reflected what seemed like the cycles of our own well-being.

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STAR of the Month- January 2017 Jonathan Price

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The STAR Center features young people every month from across the country who are making a difference in their communities and demonstrating extraordinary leadership that you need to know about! Help us make sure young people in your community are recognized and valued by nominating someone today!

This month the STAR Center recognizes Jonathan Price from Round Rock, Texas. Check out his story!

January 2017 Podcast- STAR002: Restorying and Raising Critical Consciousness through Peer Support

Our second STAR Center podcast episode 002 is a chance to take a step back and share a little more about who we are, why we are doing this show in the first place and how it relates to what we do at the STAR Center.

The focus of this podcast is supporting people to connect with their lived experience and the power of our own stories, embrace leadership opportunities and build community.