STARS Series After School Program

Sports Training And Role-models for Success (STARS) series after school programs are offered in collaboration with more than 25 schools and community-based organizations citywide, currently serving more than 600 girls per year.

STARS series gives elementary and middle girls the opportunity to:

Learn Fundamental Skills in a Variety of Sports!

Be Physically Active

Engage in Health & Wellness

Have a Safe Space for Discussion & Expression

Each 90 minute weekly session includes:

• 40-60 minutes of physical activity featuring fundamental sport skills training and cooperative games. During the year, the PowerPlay coaches introduce the girls to three different sports based in, part on what the program participants select and the coach’s expertise. Sports offered include: basketball, volleyball, soccer, lacrosse, football, track & field, ultimate frisbee.

• 30-45 minutes of healthy living activities focusing on important health and wellness topics. We use the Women’s Sports Foundation’s GoGirlGo Heathy Living curriculum to discuss the following topics:

  • Eating well
  • Building confidence
  • Body image
  • Bullying
  • Dealing with stress
  • Saying no to drugs and smoking
  • Teamwork
  • Diversity

STARS Series

We are looking for sites who would meet twice a week for an hour and a half. There is a minimum of 15 registered girls per site, and we will provide two coaches along with all curriculum materials.

Locations We Serve


  • P.S 23
  • P.S. 18X
  • P.S. 48X


  • P.S. 36
  • P.S. 111
  • P.S. 154
  • P.S. 134
  • Restart Academy
  • P.S. 63
  • P.S. 130
  • Henry Street Settlement


  • M.S. 126
  • P.S. 153 CPC Homecrest SACC
  • M.S. 88
  • M.S. 577
  • P.S. 196


  • P.S. 134Q/Cross Island YMCA
  • P.S. 48Q
  • P.S. 19Q

Staten Island

  • P.S. 74 Future Leaders Elementary School
  • P.S. 68
  • P.S. 44
  • P.S. 19
  • P.S. 18