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Saying Goodbye June 26, 2013

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After seen years of serving the students at the Woodland Job Corps Center, it has come time to say goodbye.

Mrs. C being recognized by the volunteers as a STAR

Mrs. C being recognized by the volunteers as a STAR

It is time to say farewell to the friends, the confidences, the celebrations, and the tears. The program has not been officially funded for years, and the budget has finally caught up with the program.  Unfortunately the budget does not recognize the passion of the volunteers, the achievements of the students, or the gifts of the coordinator.

There have been very special volunteers throughout the life of the program, and some of them were able to gather together for a final party in the STARS room.

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THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR TIME, YOUR ENERGY, YOUR GIFTS, AND YOUR PASSION.

The students have been touched in ways that will go on for generations. These brief seven years have left impressions that we hope will be felt for lifetimes.

Volunteer Profile: Angela Sherrod July 31, 2012

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For all of her adult life, Angela Sherrod has wanted to “give back” – and Give Back she certainly has!  She GAVE BACK to our country, by serving over 20 years on active duty in Army Logistics.  Then, as her 2009 retirement (at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer-3) drew near, she went looking for a new opportunity to GIVE BACK—only this time it was to be on a much more personal, close-contact basis: with Woodland S.T.A.R.S.! (more…)

Volunteer Profile: Raman Pathik July 26, 2012

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Raman Pathik is on a mission.  Like countless immigrants before him, Raman came to the U.S. over 30 years ago from his native India in search of a better life. While he has certainly succeeded in doing just that—with over 30 years’ experience as a successful entrepreneur and business leader—his life’s richest rewards have come from helping others to build and enhance their Quality of Life in all areas of the Mind, Body, and Spirit. (more…)

Comments from the Mentor Meeting March 24, 2012

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As part of the recent Mentors’ Bi-Annual Meeting (March 3rd), we spent time focusing on several of the main challenges which the STARS program is facing today.  For a time, the group was broken-out into two groups– the male mentors in one room; the female mentors in another– to facilitate discussion of matters which are perhaps unique to the mentoring of male and female students, respectively. (more…)

Soft Skills At Work: Developing empathy is good for you and your career • Business (www.HometownAnnapolis.com – The Capital) March 5, 2012

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Here is a ink to an article by a good friend of STARS; Marcia Hall.  For current and aspiring employees, it is important to develop soft skills as well as trade skills to be able to succeed in the workforce.  As tutors and mentors we also need to model these skills, as well as teach them to the students.

 

Soft Skills At Work: Developing empathy is good for you and your career • Business (www.HometownAnnapolis.com – The Capital).

A Mentor’s comments on the training yesterday March 5, 2012

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This was shared by one of the mentors at the training yesterday.

I have been a mentor with the stars volunteer mentoring program for just about 6 months now. Being a mentor is a real motivator for me, as my mentee has shared it has been a motivator for her as well. I am just thankful that I have the ability to be empowered enough to make a positive difference in some else’s life/lifestyle. On 3/3/2012 I attended my first bi-annual mentoring meeting if I say no more the meeting was awesome, I am delighted to be a part of STARS Volunteer Mentoring Program….Most of all I am very thankful to have been chosen to be a part of the program.

New Facebook Group page heading for the stars February 22, 2012

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Our new Facebook group page Woodland Stars Volunteer Page is heading for the stars. It’s only been around for 1 day and has 21 “likes” already.  Drop by for a visit and see the latest news and pictures.  With a very busy Spring coming up, expect to see a lot of activity (at least for a small group. )

Calendar Update through July 4 2012 February 21, 2012

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The calendar on the Events page has been updated through the July 4 holiday this summer.  There is a lot going on so please take a look and update your personal calendar so you don’t miss anything.

Biker for Mentoring To Arrive in D.C. This Week August 5, 2011

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August 2, 2011: For the ninth consecutive year, Gary Walters has embarked on a fund-raising challenge for youth mentoring — this year riding a bicycle from his home state of Minnesota to Washington, D.C. (more…)

Welcome New STARS Volunteers to Woodland August 4, 2011

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Please join us in welcoming new STARS volunteers to Woodland; mentors – Adaeze Eguriatu and Clayton Hodge and math tutors, Christopher Grider, and Ken Lehtonen.  We are excited to have you join our cadre of volunteers and look forward to working with you.  Thank you for choosing to give your time and talents to our students.  It is greatly appreciated.

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