How Star Kids Works
Fact Sheet of Vital Statistics
History and Collaboration
Board of Directors
New Bedford Program
Students and Schools
2013 Stargazing Soiree
for a Scholarship
Financial Aid Policy
Make A Donation
Newport and Fall River Program:
P.O. Box 6214
Middletown, RI 02842
New Bedford Program:
P.O. Box 79198
Dartmouth, MA 02747
mission of the Star Kids Scholarship Program is to provide educational
opportunities in the form of tuition aid to effective non-public
and summer programs, tutoring and mentoring for those highrisk,
low-income children who have a parent with a history of incarceration
and/or substance abuse. Children are typically enrolled in the
program between kindergarten and grade 4.
Star Kids' goal for each child is to graduate from high school.
By completing high school and hopefully going on to higher education,
these children will have a greater chance of breaking the intergenerational
cycle of poverty, drug use, disease, depression and violence.
Star Kids serves children from the following communities:
Newport County, Rhode Island
Fall River, Massachusetts
New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Special Thanks to Lizzie Benestad for running the Boston Marathon on behalf of Star Kids.
Lizzie raised $2,500.00 in support of a Star Kids' tuition. We are extremely grateful for the safety of Lizzie, her family and friends. Lizzie...you are a Super Star!