Human Services

SOUTH SHORE STARS INC

Excellence in Education, Enrichment and Family Support

East Weymouth, MA

Mission

South Shore Stars provides comprehensive early education and youth programs, using a family support approach, that enhance the development of children from economically and culturally diverse families through collaboration with parents, schools and communities. Over 1,200 children, age birth to 18 years, attend our family child care system, preschools, school age centers, middle school programs, high school program and summer camp. We are committed to serving a diverse population, with an emphasis on supporting low income parents and at-risk children. Four core goals form the foundation of our work: Enable parents to work Help each child reach their full developmental potential Facilitate positive youth development Improve academic achievement for students at risk of academic failure

Ruling Year

1994

Executive Director

Ms. Sheri Adlin

Main Address

200 Middle St.

East Weymouth, MA 02189 USA

Keywords

Early Education, youth development, family support, family child care, afterschool programs, summer camp, United Way, volunteer programs

EIN

23-7097840

 Number

6298556774

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Child Day Care (P33)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Family Services (P40)

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Programs + Results

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South Shore Stars provides comprehensive early-education and youth programs that enhance the development of children from economically and culturally diverse families. Our family-support approach emphasizes collaboration with parents, schools and communities. Four core goals form the foundation of our work: 1. Enable parents to work 2. Help each child reach her or his full developmental potential 3. Facilitate positive youth development 4. Improve academic achievement for students at risk of academic failure Close to 90% of our families are low income and 50% of our parents are immigrants or refugees. 25% of our children begin our programs with developmental delays. Many of our families are coping with substance abuse and/

Our programs

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Early Head Start Stars

Family Child Care

Afterschool & Youth Programs

Social Services

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Charting Impact

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Stars is a community-based organization focused on early education and youth development. We are committed to serving a diverse population with an emphasis on low income parents and children who have experienced trauma. Each year more than 1,200 children and youth, age newborn through 18, participate in our programs, which include: • Early Head Start • Family Child Care • Preschool Centers • Elementary, Middle and High School out-of-school time programs • Summer camp Many parents choose Stars for our commitment to diversity. About 75% of our children are from racial and ethnic minority families. Our children often grow up with us, starting in our preschool program and continuing through our school age and older youth programs. Close to 90% of our families are low income and 50% of our parents are immigrants or refugees. 25% of our children begin our programs with developmental delays. Many of our families are coping with substance abuse and/or mental health issues.

How We Support Children • Small group size with low student-teacher ratios • Research based curriculum • Ongoing assessment with individualized planning How We Support Families We partner with our children’s parents and guardians to help their children thrive. Accordingly, we work hard to help them: • Support their children’s growth and development by providing parenting education, ongoing counseling and referrals • Obtain basic services, such as job training, food, housing and utilities • Increase their self-sufficiency through advocacy and collaboration with other agencies

Since 1970, South Shore Stars has enabled tens of thousands of parents to work while providing innovative programs that help their children reach their full developmental potential. Funders consistently commend Stars for its programmatic, organizational and management excellence. Each year over 1,200 children and youth, age newborn through 18, benefit from our programs. Stars is dedicated to a continuity of programming throughout a child’s developmental stages, commitment to children who have experienced trauma, and support for the entire family. Our program staff has proudly served Stars for many years. This longevity has resulted in consistent oversight and relationship-building with our children and families. We provide leadership in our community and statewide, advocating for children who have experienced trauma and for low-income families, bringing people together to develop new initiatives and to identify new resources.

Our success is due to our clear vision, strategic planning, innovative programming, careful investment of resources to achieve best practices, ongoing assessment and program evaluation, and commitment to collaborating with schools and other service providers. Stars is driven by measurement and results. We continuously evaluate the effectiveness of our programs in order to improve them. We assess our children’s growth to develop effective, individual action plans.

Our three preschool centers are located in Quincy, Randolph and Weymouth and are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). In 2016, our Randolph High School Stars and Youth in Motion (YIM) programs received the highest level rating (“demonstration status”) as a U.S. Dept. of Education 21st Century Community Learning Center. The success of YIM is proven by our very high graduation rate of 99% (2011-16) compared to the overall RHS rate of less than 75%.

External Reviews

Awards & Accreditations

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - 5 Year Accreditation

Financials

SOUTH SHORE STARS INC

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Operations

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes