Founder, MorningStar International, Inc
Starr Essence was born and raised in Detroit, MI. In Detroit, she graduated from Murray-Wright High School through the accelerated program with honors. Growing up in Detroit, she experienced the good, bad, ugly, and beautiful as a young Detroiter.
She understands that the company you keep and the environment in which you live can have a positive or negative impact on your life. In high school, she knew that she wanted to attend college. During her senior year, she participated in a Black College Tour. She decided to apply for Tennessee State University. She was the first in her immediate family to attend college out of state and a HBCU.
Born to be a superstar, this social entrepreneur leads by example. During her undergraduate experience, she recognized that God had given her a vision to start an organization that will help impact people lives through college preparation, entrepreneurship, mentoring, and financial education. Her passion has always been helping people in her community
From the time, she was in elementary until now she has help those who would listen. She is a go-giver. This gifted woman of God has helped people develop skills and grow from one level to the next. In 2008, she founded MorningStar International, Inc., a 501 c (3) youth organization located in Atlanta, GA and Detroit, MI.
From the tender age of 17, she has worked in Higher Education. Her first internship was right out of high school at Wayne State University as a Teacher’s Assistant. Having over 15 years of collected experience in the education industry, she stayed focused on her passion to educate those in her community. She decided that MorningStar International, Inc. would be the vehicle to help people specifically youth.
MorningStar International, Inc. mission – is to encourage, empower, train, and guide youth and young adults to succeed in a global economy, not by chance, but by a purposeful design. Keeping MorningStar mission close to her heart, she’s credited for her genuine love to lead and impact communities around the world. She loves traveling and meeting new people from all walks of life. She continues to work passionately with youth and young adults in seeing their goals transpire.