At tomorrow’s meeting, the Council will receive a presentation about the Lakeland STARs (Students Taking Active Responsibility) program.

The Lakeland STARS is an after-school program providing individualized tutoring/mentoring services for approximately 60 Paint Branch Elementary School students by the University of Maryland/College Park Scholars and the City’s Youth and Family Services.

The City performs administrative and transportation functions and hires two school staff who know the children and help monitor behavior for this after-school program. The University of Maryland also provides administrative functions as well as UMD Coordinators, tutors, and day-to-day activities.

This school year, for the first time in its history, the program has been 100% virtual. More information on this partnership can be found here. The Lakeland STARs program will begin its 25th year during the 2021-2022 school year.