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Skills Development

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Major skills and competencies that STAR teaches:

  • Self-care, grooming, and etiquette
  • Replacement behavior training
  • Shopping and consumer savvy
  • Time management
  • Vocational interests and training
  • Job search and interview skills
  • Money management and budgeting
  • Anger management
  • Bank account and credit management
  • Self-advocacy
  • Medication and self-monitoring
  • Sportsmanship and team play
  • Active listening and empathy
  • Setting and observing boundaries
  • Conflict resolution and negotiation
  • Recreation and cultural enrichment


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Our Mission

To give our children the skills necessary to develop their highest potential.

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All STAR children enter the program as referrals from the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF), Connecticut Department of Corrections or any other Social Service Agency.

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Handz-On is a 501(c )(3) non-profit
organization assisting individuals in realizing their
highest personal potential with emphasis
on teaching self-discipline, integrity and moral
values, strong positive attitudes and positive

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Fay Evans, Founder & CEO
STAR Mentoring Services, LLC
Hartford, CT 06106

Call us at 860-560-7700

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Skills Development