VNB Community Counts: Leadership Charlottesville Project

May 20, 2011

Community Counts gives you a chance to learn more about the people and the organizations that have a positive impact on our community. This week we feature the Leadership Charlottesville Project.

Bob Byrne, Jr. joined CBS19's Bo Sykes to talk more about the project, which has partnered with the ">Structured Therapeutic Adolescent Residential Service (STARS) Program.

STARS has been in Charlottesville for nine years. To date, more than 270 teens have gone through the program. They come to STARS from all parts of the Commonwealth and are referred to the program by local social services departments, local school systems, legal guardians and other treatment facilities.

The program serves as a home for developmentally disadvantaged adolescent females and males who are in need of independent living skills. Some residents live at STARS for years, while others may stay only a few months. The average contract length is six months.

STARS has the capacity to serve up to twenty-one girls and eight boys.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 122341009 - newsplex.com/a?a=122341009