Let Basketball Be A Vehicle — sign up for our alternative basketball league in Portland, Oregon. At S.T.A.R.S. Mentoring Program, we understand that providing our students with a physical, extracurricular outlet enables them to build vital social and interpersonal skills, and also motivates students/youth academically. Sports can also play a role in a student participating in post-secondary education through scholarships.
Approximately 100 high school boys who attend Portland area alternative high schools come together each Friday and play competitive basketball, representing their various schools. There are eight teams in all. We provide mentoring and a nutritious dinner. With a family atmosphere, siblings and parents enjoy the weekly event with no payment to spectators.