For the last nine years, the South Georgia Starz Academy INC. (SGSA), a community based nonprofit 501c3, has operated with a mission to provide comprehensive services that restore, promote substance abuse prevention, heal and rebuild the lives of children and families in Georgia, specifically those located in Southwest GA. The South Georgia Starz Academy INC has diligently pursued a vision that children and their support systems will be best served by competent, caring professionals who provide extensive services based on strength-based, family-focused, and community-based principles.
South Georgia Starz Academy Staff has over 20 years of prevention experience; as a family preservation project coordinator for five years as a DBHDD APP, 2011-2016. Afterward, becoming a provider for the DBHDD ASAPP grant from October/2017 to 2021. Currently providers for the DBHDD PIPP grant in Clay and Randolph Counties. The agency has developed, created, and used End of Year Reports, Strategic Plan, Implementation Plan, and Evaluation Plan. The staff at SGSA is also trained in Too Good for Drugs and Positive Social Norms Models, Michael Haines. We have also created and developed Positive Norms messaging and conducted numerous focus groups. Our organization is affectionally known for providing a safe and dedicated place for at-risk adolescents to attend after-school and on weekends.