Single Parent

S.T.A.R. (Supportive Tools for Advancement and Restoration).

Phase I

The S.T.A.R. program is a three year mentoring program that includes the following elements:

MENTORSHIP

1-on-1 Mentoring a.k.a. Coaching. Mentors are trained advocates and liaisons for our moms. BYSM provides a referral list of resource providers (public and private) so that our mentors can inform their moms as needs arise.

EDUCATION/CAREER COUNSELING

  • Talent/Skills Assessment
  • Life Plan (vision board and execution strategy) Workshop
  • Identifying, Planning and Executing Academic and Career Goals
  • Assistance in Enrolling into a GED/College Prep Programs
  • Career workshops/seminars
  • Employment Readiness (i.e. resume writing, interview preparation)

PRENATAL & PARENTAL SUPPORT

  • Prenatal/Parenting Seminars/Workshops
  • In-home Visits 
  • Parent Support Group Sessions

HEALTH & FITNESS EDUCATION

  • Nutrition and Cooking
  • Fitness Programs
  • Mental Health 
  • Sex Education

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE

  • Self-Perception Evaluation & Cultivation
  • Effective Oral Communication Skill Development
  • Etiquette Classes
  • Group Talk Sessions
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Social Development
    • Social Group Outings
    • Community Service

MONEY MANAGEMENT

  • Budgeting Classes
  • Fundamentals of Online Banking

S.T.A.R. RETREAT

  • 3 Day get-a-way (overnight stay)

EMERGENCY SUPPORT

  • Living Assistance (limited in-house assistance)*
  • Clothing and Food (limited in-house assistance)*

                        *Third Party Source

Phase II

  • Transitional housing for pregnant mothers
  • Childcare Facility with 3rd shift coverage