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The STAR Program is a group-mentoring program for teens, ages 13 through the high school senior year, who have chronic medical conditions. Teens with conditions such as diabetes, Crohn’s disease and other forms of IBD, hearing impairment, seizures or other neurological disorders, asthma, arthritis, etc. meet with Dartmouth College students who also have chronic heath concerns that they are managing themselves in settings away from home. During the months that the college is in session, teens and mentors have the chance to connect and feel supported at a monthly dinner meeting held on the Dartmouth campus. Parents participate in a concurrent support group meeting of their own in a separate location nearby. Other activities, including a day-long retreat at the Hulbert Outdoor Center, are held throughout the year. There is no charge for the monthly meetings or the retreat; activities sometimes involve small costs for an entry fee, admission to a movie or a game, or for food. Please call Programs Coordinator Pam Blair at 603-448-1268 to learn more, to make a referral or to sign up your own child.