StepUp Spotlight: Mary Starke



After just completing Phase 1 of Life Skills, Mary already feels that the program has helped her grow in self-esteem, motivation and confidence.


She was referred to StepUp by Joanne Tau, and she now brings her 20-year-old sister to Real World so she can learn some of the same things she has.


Mary has set goals and achieved them even while in Phase 1, such as, saving for and purchasing a car, as well as promoting her art. Mary has a BA in Social Science and the Arts.


She is an inspiring artist with an interesting gift of turning vintage items to art, so if you see her around our program, congratulate Mary on her progress and ask about her art.


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