As part of Governor Kasich's
Community Connectors Grant
, Brightway partnered with Jefferson County Educational Service Center (JCESC), Buckeye Local, Edison Local, JVS, Steubenville City Schools and Toronto Schools to implement the
Bright STAR Mentor Program
. Over 250 students in the 7th - 12th grades attended S.T.A.R. workshops and mentee activities at Brightway which addressed leadership, goals and more. The highlight was a field trip to The Ohio State University.
At our End of the Year Celebration, we were blessed to have Roy Hall, former Buckeye and NFL player and founder of the Driven Foundation as the key note speaker. Roy shared his personal, inspirational and powerful story of faith, family and overcoming adversity that resonated with each of us. Roy was joined by three recent Buckeye graduates. Mentees, mentors and guests enjoyed a day of camaraderie, inspiration and fun!