Star Starks, MSSW – Girl Talk Life Prep Academy Coordinator, Interim 1:1 Mentoring Coordinator
Star is originally from Memphis, TN but moved to Knoxville in 2006 as a freshman at the University of Tennessee. She graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work with a minor in Business, and recently graduated with her Masters of Social Work from the University of Tennessee. Star joined the Girl Talk family in June of 2015 as both a Community-Based and School-Based Mentor at Vine Middle School.
For the last four years, Star has been honored to have the opportunity to pour into young girls of Knoxville, TN. “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do” by Everett Hale. It is her belief that one person can make a difference, that leads to a ripple effect of change.
In August 2018, Star became a staff person with the Girl Talk family. She is delighted to continue mentoring within the community while also helping to implement the vision of Girl Talk.
Star is proud to work with an organization that provides such love, support and encouragement to our youth.