The STARS Initiative

The cultivation, development and implementation of a systems approach for youth grades K-8 that precedes the need for criminal justice intervention…

After School Zone

is a Youth Empowerment program which leverages the power of student choice to develop a successful after school program. The ASZ basic…

STARS Mentoring Program

promotes the improvement of academic success, retention, and graduation of students through mentoring activities and support programs that encourage…


On Thursday March 6th, the first committee meeting was held for the S.T.A.R.S. inaugural fundraising gala. The event will take place June 25th at the illustrious Marriott Hotel on Cherry Street in downtown Winston-Salem. Proceeds generated by the event, which include... read more


On February 22nd, STARS launched its mentorship program at Hall Woodward Elementary School in Winston-Salem. Through an SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) curriculum developed by Lions Quest, the program aims to develop within students positive attitudes and skills... read more

The After School Zone at the Downtown School

Silver Lining Youth Services in partnership with the Center for Community Safety at WSSU brings the After School Zone to the Downtown School. Under the leadership of Mrs. Jan Atkinson, the Downtown School has small, productive, middle school population, eager for... read more

“Fit for Life 5K

Family, friends and support join Silver Lining Youth efforts to “beat obesity”. Held in Downtown, Winston-Salem, NC participates engaged in SLYS Inaugural 5k to support it’s Healthy Community/Obesity Awareness Initiative. Sponsorship from this event... read more

TEAM FIT-New Challenge

Welcome Home “TEAM FIT” are befitting words to represent the site selected for Silver Lining Youth Services-Healthy Communities/Obesity Awareness¬†Initiative. Set outside of Downtown, Winston-Salem, NC, at 1406 Northwest Blvd., Hanes Park offers an array of... read more

STARS Programs at Ashley Academy!

With funding from the R.J. Reynolds Foundation, Silver Lining will deliver activities which support academic development and Character education. STARS uses a positive youth development model wherein WSSU is able to contribute its resources (faculty and students) to support initiatives to reduce achievement gaps between white and minority students and to improve education outcomes for all students.