This project was developed by high school juniors. The inspiration was Jerry Spinelli's novel entitled "Stargirl." Many individualistic middle school girls give up their creative spirit and conform due to peer pressure in 6th - 8th grade. High school mentors plan after school meetings focusing on peer pressure, relationships, bullying, the thin ideal, the impact of the media, and community service. Favorite activities include: The "Inner Beauty Pageant," Serious Discussions, "Star Women Interviews," The Stargirl High Ropes Retreat, and designing service learning projects. As high school mentors we are excellent role models and teach the value of individualism and provide strategies and support.