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Stay tuned for 2022-23 STARR dates

STARR: Students Talking About Race + Racism is a hybrid (part virtual, part in-person) program that provides high school students with a safe, welcoming space to share their experiences and ask questions about race and racism without fear of judgment. (Read about the first STARR program.)

What happens at STARR?

This three-day program includes lots of different activities, from small group discussions and individual writing exercises to big group programs and a field trip to the International Civil Rights Center & Museum. Students learn about the pivotal role Greensboro and High Point played in the civil rights movement of the 50s and 60s, and how longstanding racial injustices affect them and their communities today.

Does STARR cost money?

STARR tuition is $100. However, scholarships (need-based tuition assistance) are available; many students pay nothing to attend. Money is NEVER an obstacle for a student to attend STARR, thanks to our community of visionary donors.

How is STARR a "hybrid" program?

Days 1 and 3 are in-person, with students convening in a classroom setting. Day 2 takes place online, through Zoom and other virtual learning and discussion platforms.