When I first started working with Blue Stars, I wasn’t completely sure I wanted to pursue art. She encouraged me to immerse myself in the art world by visiting art museums and listening to art related podcasts. These engaging activities inspired me and I became more passionate about studying art in the future. Through our weekly zoom meetings, Blue Stars gave me advice on setting goals for school and walked me through summer program applications.

With Blue Stars’ guidance during the college admissions process, I was admitted into my dream school, RISD! I was very nervous because the applications felt overwhelming at first, but it became easier to complete everything once it was broken down into specific tasks. Blue Stars gave me lots of excellent feedback on my essays, and I became more confident in what I wanted to convey in my writing.

Not only did Blue Stars help me academically, but she also enthusiastically instilled me with valuable life skills that I will take into the future.

– Jeanie, Blue Stars student
Gunn High School, Palo Alto, CA