Since 1984, STARS has served disenfranchised populations by providing school-based prevention and intervention services, as well as intensive outpatient treatment services for adolescents with co-occurring disorders and struggling with substance abuse. The mission of STARS is to support young people in overcoming social and emotional barriers through creative and innovative programs centering on prevention, intervention, treatment, trainings, and compassion. The agency’s goals/outcomes for the year include: 65 out of 100 (65%) students participating in the SAP and Enhanced SAP services will report an improvement with issues related to substance abuse, mental and/or behavioral health; 65 out of 100 (65%) of 3rd-grade students who participate in a Child Abuse Prevention presentation will state that they learned something new about how to keep themselves safe as measured by the student survey; and 8 out of 10 (80%) of the students served by our DHH literacy program will demonstrate an increase in reading comprehension as measured by the Fairview pre/posttest.