About Our Mission


Greetings to you and your family from the STARs Foundation,

We would like to introduce ourselves to you to offer our support as you and your family face your deployment. You have so many details to attend to at this busy time; we hope this site provides ideas, resources, and strategies helpful in easing this stressful time in your family’s life.

In the Families section, you will find resources, links, and other information useful to you as a parent. Here you’ll find a template for a letter you can send to your child’s school principal, to ensure the school knows of your impending deployment.

In the Students section, we provide resources to help your child (of any age) contend with and succeed during the upcoming deployment.

In the Schools section are resources for educators, counselors, and school administrators that can help them better support your family during the deployment.

So we can improve what we offer you in support of your school and family, please complete the short family survey or school staff survey on the home page.

Standing Together for America’s Reservist Foundation supports the programs of the ROA (dba: Reserve Organization of America).  ROA is the nation’s leading advocate for members of the Reserve Components, their families, and veterans of the Reserve force. ROA was founded in 1922 and received its congressional charter in 1950; ROA is the only national organization with an exclusive focus on support of the nation’s seven uniformed reserve components: the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve and the reserve components of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

We consider it our honor to support you and your family as you serve our nation!

With great gratitude and support,

Colonel Margaret Cope, (Ret.)

STARs Foundation Board Chairman

Who is STARS?

The ROA STARS Foundation, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization incorporated in October 2012. The Foundation is an organization of patriotic individuals and corporations who Stand Together for America’s Reservists.The Foundation supports the work of ROA (dba: Researve Organzation of America) to enhance the security of the nation by sustaining a strong Reserve force and supporting the citizen warriors and their families who volunteer to serve and sacrifice for our country in training, on the battlefield, in the workplace and at home.

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