Logo, S.T.A.R.S. Mentoring Program - At-Risk Youth Outreach Program                 

(866) 846-3719
Portland, OR 97220

 At-Risk Student Outreach Program

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Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday, 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Proudly Serving Portland, Oregon

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We strive to provide support for our young adults with unwavering passion and help guide them through the transition from adolescence to young adulthood. Providing students with positive reinforcement, and teaching them to advocate for themselves positively. Building relationships that allow us to be positive influences on their life, and help them become positive contributing citizens to their community. 


We believe in using basketball as a vehicle to help build critical social skills in life as well as on the court. Using recreation as a physical outlet, as well as a motivating factor for students to succeed academically. When you take part in our basketball league, no matter where you stand academically, our team is ready to assist you in finding a school that will best serve your needs.

We Support the City of Portland Parks & Recreation; Second Chances Are For Everyone (SCAFE)

Who We Are

At-risk student/youth outreach program in Portland, Oregon.  S.T.A.R.S. is a program that provides mentorship and programming for at-risk alternative school students between the ages of 12-21, helping them to successfully transition to young adults, and to create life plans that promote success and social change in their community. We also serve gang-affiliated/gang-affected students and youth by providing them with the resources and opportunities needed to lead a healthier lifestyle.  S.T.A.R.S. was developed and is operated by Founder Dontae Riley and Co-Founder Sylvia Jackson-Riley.  Both are native to north and northeast Portland and have had extensive experience working with at-risk youth.

Contact our at-risk youth outreach program to discover what we can do for you.