OUR MISSION

STARZ 24 IS A FOUNDATION WITH FOCUS ON CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND THE COMMUNITIES AROUND THEM.

Our main mission is to provide enrichment to children through community events & youth programs. With an emphasis on fitness & teamwork, Starz24 challenges the youth to participate & excel in areas that help develop strong interpersonal skills, and awareness of the world around them.
MISSION

OUR INITIATIVES

PREPARING YOUTH

PROVIDING ENRICHMENT TO CHILDREN THROUGH COMMUNITY EVENTS AND YOUTH PROGRAMS

As a central component of our mission, Starz 24 supports a variety of children and youth outreach programs.

JOSH NORMAN YOUTH CENTER

Josh plans the Josh Norman Starz 24 Teen Center

Josh Norman reviews designs for the new Josh Norman (STARZ 24) Youth Center in Greenwood, South Carolina, which is scheduled to open in 2020. 

IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY

“When I was younger, there wasn’t that much violence other than rare shootings and occasional fights to squash some disagreements. But when I left Greenwood for school and was blessed to be drafted in 2012, I learned that my hometown had the number one murder rate in South Carolina. I was stunned. I never knew it could get to that point. Then I realized what had happened. When they closed the [Seaboard Recreational Center], kids didn’t know where to go. So naturally, they got into gangs and the wrong crowds. They got involved in a world where they didn’t belong.”

FOCUS ON OUR FUTURE

FOSTERING YOUTH LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT

Starz24 challenges youth to participate and excel in areas that help develop strong interpersonal skills, and awareness of the world around them.
LEADERS

ANNUAL EVENTS

FOR YOUTH AND CHILDREN
Attending and hosting events, that directly impact children and youth, all year long. Some of these events include the Boys & Girls Club of America's Annual Youth of the Year Awards, and Josh Norman's Annual Celebrity Basketball Tournament.

WORKSHOPS

YOUTH LEADERSHIP
STARZ 24 and Josh Norman provide leadership workshops for youth around the world.

SCHOOLS

MOTIVATIONAL ENGAGEMENT
Engaging with classrooms and youth centers to teach etiquette, teamwork, and inspire dreams in action.

PROVIDING RELIEF

CRISIS AT THE BORDER

Personally delivering meals, toys, clothing, and more to children and families out of border detention centers. 

HELPING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Woman and baby at the border in McAllen, TX

Providing aid to infants, children, and young mothers.

DELIVERING SUPPLIES

Handing out backpacks filled with toys, food, and hygiene supplies to children and families leaving border detention centers.

GIVING TO CATHOLIC CHARITIES HUMAN RESPITE CENTER IN MCALLEN, TEXAS

Giving to Human Respite CenterDonations go toward food, change of clothes, shower, toothbrush/paste, soap, and more to children and families upon release from border detention centers.

DISASTER RESPONSE

Helping children and families during natural and human-made disasters.

GIVING IN PUERTO RICO

After Josh Norman gave $100,000 to aid Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, STARZ 24 and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America teamed up to raise additional funds for children and families still affected by the disaster.

AID TO MEXICO CITY

STARZ 24 sends aid to Mexico City after a devastating earthquake. To honor the victims, Josh Norman also wears these custom hand-painted cleats by artist Charlie Kirihara, inspired by the Mexican flag and the crest of the Mexico national soccer team.

FLINT WATER CRISIS

Josh visits Flint, Michigan with Demario Davis to deliver trucks of bottled water during the ongoing water crisis. 

 

GIVING IN PUERTO RICO

After Josh Norman gave $100,000 to aid Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, STARZ 24 and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America teamed up to raise additional funds for children and families still affected by the disaster.

AID TO MEXICO CITY

STARZ 24 sends aid to Mexico City after a devastating earthquake. To honor the victims, Josh Norman also wears these custom hand-painted cleats by artist Charlie Kirihara, inspired by the Mexican flag and the crest of the Mexico national soccer team.

FLINT WATER CRISIS

Josh visits Flint, Michigan with Demario Davis to deliver trucks of bottled water during the ongoing water crisis. 

 

NURTURING INNOVATION

STE(A)M

STARZ 24 aims to inspire children and youth to become future leaders in science, technology, Engineering, Math, and the Fine Arts.

HELPING DIGITAL PIONEERS

Donation to Digital Pioneers AcademyAfter a fire struck a STEM school two weeks before the start of the school year, STARZ 24 jumped into action to help rebuild. Teaming up with The Players Coalition, Josh Norman presented the academy with a $60,000 grant. 

“It means everything, just to be able to be a part of something that gives back to children and helping kids develop and have the resources to develop their cognitive skills.” – Josh Norman

DANCING FOR STARZ 24

Josh dances in The NutcrackerJosh: “I met these talented ballet dancers at the Loudoun School of Ballet when I was rehearsing for ‘Dancing with the Stars.’  I have tremendous respect for their stamina, strength and commitment to the demanding sport of dance. Yes, sport. I am honored to be invited to join them on stage and to have another opportunity to dance in support of STARZ 24″

RAISING FUNDS FOR MAKER SPACERS

Josh with STEM kidsJosh Norman and STARZ 24 raised over $100,000 during their annual, “A Night With The Starz” event for “Imagination Team Rooms”. The STEM-based makerspaces will be installed in several inner-city middle and high schools to serve as collaborative learning spaces for kids to learn the teamwork, training, and tech necessary to excel in and outside of the classroom. 

STARZ 24 FASHION SHOW

Starz 24 fashion show

Partnering with the YMCA, Dance Fever, and several local merchants, STARZ 24 hosts a kids fashion show for ages 4-17 with a number of door prizes for the community of Greenwood, North Carolina.

HEALTHY CHOICES

FITNESS & TEAMWORK

Our events and programs emphasize and encourage fitness & teamwork.

ANNUAL CELEBRITY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Josh partners up with the Boys & Girls Club of America to bring the 7th Annual Josh Norman Celebrity Basketball Tournament to Providence Day School in Charlotte, North Carolina.

STARZ 24 SPORTS CLINICS

STARZ 24 hosts a variety of sports clinics for children and youth throughout the year to demonstrate the importance of exercise combined with teamwork for athletic and cognitive fitness.

DIPLOMACY IN EDUCATION

GLOBAL INITIATIVE FOR EQUAL ACCESS TO EDUCATION

STARZ 24 seeks to engage with global leaders to sponsor programs which open pathways for children and youth to economic empowerment, providing equal access to high quality and equitable education, while encouraging innovation, social entrepreneurship, and future generations of world leaders.

MEETING WITH THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION FOR AFGHANISTAN

Josh met with the Minister of Education for Afghanistan, Dr M. Mirwais Balkhi, in Washington, DC to discuss key initiatives in education.

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

STARZ 24 will be exploring FDI in the not-for-profit social enterprise venture space in 2020.

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