In 2019, STARability launched an exciting social enterprise, the STAR*Made Studio.
Located at the STAR Store, the studio employs two STARability participants and provides vocational training for more than 30 participants of the Trailblazer Academy and Junior Trailblazer Academy. Visit the studio and you will see the participants hard at work creating stellar home decor items to be sold in the STAR Store and various other local businesses.
The studio’s signature items are small-batch, hand-poured natural soy candles. This intricate process has a place for all abilities to contribute to a beautiful finished product, empowering the candlemakers to creatively express themselves as well as learn individual tasks and work as a team to achieve a vocational goal.
A new candle collection is debuting this winter! Shop the STAR Store and stay tuned for more lines of original decor as the participants continue to discover new ways to create. If you’d like to volunteer to assist participants in their work at the STAR*Made Studio or place a custom candle order, please contact Cayla Childs, Director of Communications & Special Initiatives, at cayla@STARability.org.