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STARS is a nonprofit organization that supports young people through the social and emotional barriers they face. Our five evidence-based school and community programs address issues like bullying, substance abuse and violence. In addition to our programs and services in Tennessee, STARS is also an important national resource for training and professional consultation.

STARS’ services have produced consistent outcomes, such as:

  • Increased school attendance and better grades
  • Increased attachment to school and community
  • Increased individual resilience
  • Reduced suspensions, expulsions, bullying, violence, delinquency and substance abuse

Our programs and services include:


STARS is licensed by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services as a co-occurring capable adolescent non-residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation treatment center.

Funding for STARS programs are provided in part by