I’m A Star Foundation partnered with American Association Retired People (AARP) for an intergenerational movie date honoring African American pioneers. Local seniors and teen servant leaders in I’m A Star Foundation met with AARP members to watch the movie Harriet at Regal River City Marketplace. Eight STAR students represented “risk takers” in Black History in a discussion with seniors outside of the theatre before watching Harriet together. Harriet is a 2019 Oscar-nominated biographical film about the life of iconic American freedom fighter Harriet Tubman, her escape from slavery, and her return to free hundreds of enslaved people in the south. To conclude a week of events, I’m A Star students received their own honor in Black History for being the “next generation of servant leaders.”
I’m A Star Foundation is a volunteer program that transforms middle and high school students into the next generation of servant leaders. An acronym for “Smart, Talented And Resilient” students, the Foundation draws kids ages 13-18 from schools across Duval County. Shown is teen servant leader Journey Butler, age 16, with black history risk taker Shirley Chisholm.