WHO WE ARE

At Junior S.T.A.R.S., we are strong, thriving, abundant, and radiant girls who shine bright.

 

We provide support and mentoring needed to shape young ladies into positive leaders of the future.

We have a number of educational programs, workshops, service/volunteer opportunities, and leadership initiatives that help nurture young ladies to develop the skills needed to carry throughout their lives and into womanhood. 

 

OUR HISTORY

Team work makes the dream work

Since August 2017, our club has grown. Students visit colleges, participate in team projects, have workshops, participate in volunteer opportunities, hold class offices, model in our fashion show, and much more!

 

Our school based leadership program prepares girls for REAL life after high school.

ABOUT THE SPONSOR

Ms. S., a Teen Life Strategist ..

Ms. S. is the visionary founder as well as an employee of VVSD. She is a mom, author, business coach, paralegal, and is naturally passionate about helping girls to have a bright future.  Jones is a member of several local and national organizations including the ABA and the Bolingbrook Chamber.  She is also the founder of Woman on Fire org which is the parent organization of

Junior STARS.

Growing up on the westside of Chicago as a young girl experiencing survival tactics to attend school daily in a gang and bullying infested community; Jones later wanted to create an environment for girls to feel safe, welcomed, and be apart of a growing sisterhood of long lasting friendships. This would provide an environment that would not only lead them into a bright future, but also provide the education, necessary tools, social support, and resources to get through any obstacle and create a pathway to make their ultimate goal come to a reality.

Jones has over 17 years of experience working in fortune 500 companies as an executive administrator, customer service, and financial sales advisor. Over 11 years in the education sector, 5 years in real estate, has mentored college, high school students and small business owners. She is also a former employee of the DEA. She recently enrolled back into school at NIU to continue pursuing her dream of becoming an Attorney in family, realestate, and business. Her goal as a "Teen Life Strategist" is to use her trainings, experiences, and expertise to help young women make healthy choices and clear pathways for their future.

With the help of some VVSD staff and Dr. Pascavage, she was able to implement a school based program. And with the help of local businesses and agencies they all have become the village for youth that educates, provide life skills, and enrich the lives of many teen girls to come. 

says, "It takes a village"

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