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Youth Programs

S.T.A.R After School Program - The Successfully Teaching Academic Readiness (S.T.A.R) After-school program is held at the Decatur Housing Authority's Community Resource Center, located at 481 Electric Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030, and Trinity Walk Community Center located at 421 W Trinity Pl, Decatur, GA 30030 which is within ¼ mile walking distance for participants.  DHA has operated this program since 1992!  This program serves 92 low-income kindergarten through 8th grade students residing in the Swanton Heights, Allen Wilson, and Trinity Walk Communities, owned and managed by the Housing Authority.  The STAR After-school program operates 34 weeks in concordance with the schedule for the City Schools of Decatur.  Tutoring, homework, reading, and enrichment classes supplement the curriculum daily.  Staffing consists of seven certified teachers, one technology instructor, Four full time and one part-time Housing Authority employees. Food service is outsourced through City of Decatur School system and funded by the Decatur Housing Authority.

S.T.A.R After School Program (Community Resource Center)

Site-Specific Programming during program hours 

  • Tutoring
  • Technology
  • Gardening
  • Teambuilding Activities
  • Social Activities

S.T.A.R After School Program (Trinity Walk)

Site-Specific Programming during program hours

  • Tutoring
  • Gardening
  • Community Cleanup Crew
  • S.T.E.A.M Team Scientist
  • Youth Housekeeping and Life Skills Readiness
  • NAACP ACT-SO Prep Program (Grades 9-12) Olympic of the Mind Scholarship Competition
  • GUIDE Leadership Program
  • Reading is Knowledge Reading Groups

Extended Program Activities for Community Resource Center and Trinity Walk (After Program Hours)

  • Gavel Club
  • Girl Scouts
  • Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts 
  • Arts and Crafts
  • College Tours
  • Capoeira
  • G.L.U.E.D (Girl's Empowerment Group for Middle School Girls)
  • STAR (After-School) Program
  • Excellence Award Program
  • Enrichment Programs
  • Teens In Action
  • Summer Academic Camp
  • Sporting activities provided by Decatur Active Living, Basketball, Swimming, Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball, Flag Football
  • Teen Conference

S.T.A.R Summer Academic Camp 

Intensive five-week Math and Science instructional program for rising third grade through middle school students. Classes are designed to help youth retain and enhance their knowledge during the summer. Field trips and other enrichment activities are integrated into the program as a fun and creative approach to learning. Our camps also participate in the USDA Free Summer Meals Program.

  • Academic Support
  • Camping
  • Swimming
  • Enrichment
  • Sports
  • Nutrition
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Field Trips