Statistics & Outcomes
Based on weekly, monthly and other reports from DCF, mentors, mentees, parents, and teachers, the more than 100 at-risk children served by STAR from August 2002 through July 2005 have demonstrated measurable, significant improvements.
- 75% improve their academic performance
- 60% improve classroom behavior
- 50% are now more able to avoid delinquency
- 75% or more of the children show measurable improvement in key skills including the ability to express feelings, completing homework, and making decisions.
- 85% of the children demonstrate improved self-confidence
- 90% of teachers rate the mentor and STAR "excellent"
- 92% of the children rate their mentor and STAR "excellent"
- 83% of parents rate the mentor and STAR "excellent"
14 Communities Served
Nearly six out of 10 children served by STAR have been from Hartford. The most frequently served towns are New Britain, East Windsor, and Manchester—each with 6 percent of the 2002-2005 STAR clients. Ten other towns have had children in the STAR Services program.