Starr Essence Allen 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.

She graduated from Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 2004. During her studies at TSU she was involved in various organizations such as: Phi Beta Lambda Business Fraternity, Tiger Gems, Pre-Alumni Council, Michigan Club, and Peer Counselors, just to name a few. In 2012, she received her Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Business Management from Argosy University in Atlanta, GA.

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 Morning Star 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.

My ultimate goal is to challenge every student who reads this book to become their best self.

– Starr Essence

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MorningStar International, Inc.

MorningStar International, Inc., a 501c (3) youth organization located in Georgia and Michigan. We offer a unique blend of after-school and in-school programs (Entrepreneurship, College Readiness, Mentoring, and Financial Literacy) with one goal in mind: to educate, equip, and empower the next generation of young leaders and entrepreneurs.

The First Step To The Future…
Momentum. Preparation. Action. Results. Today, much of the training, development, and education for youth is based on traditional after-school programs and public/private school’s curriculums. However, when you continually play a pivotal role in the development of the next generation of future leaders— particularly in academics and career enhancement—clearly, we are providing much more.

Our Programs and Services:

 Entrepreneurship: I Am the Millionaire Mind Program
 Financial Education: Get My Money Right Program
 College Readiness: Guide Me to College Program
 Mentoring: Follow the Leader Program
 Leadership Development: Learn 2 Lead Program

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  • Georgia Consortium for Personal Financial Literacy
  • Tennessee State University Alumni
  • Institute for Nonprofit Management, LLC.
  • JoJo Batten Baseball Foundation
  • Wise Choice Initiative, Inc.
  • AVOW Dance Ministry
  • LOT – Leaders of Tomorrow
  • Entrepreneur Development Network Global
  • NABA
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1/2017 – Georgia Gwinnett Technical College in Alpharetta, GA
12/2016- MorningStar Gift Giveaway at Brown Middle School in Atlanta, GA
12/2016- MorningStar Gift Giveaway at Clarkston High School in Clarkston, GA
12/2016- MorningStar Giveaway at Pine Ridge Elementary in Stone Mountain, GA
11/2016 - Shop Small Saturday Community Event in Lithonia, GA
10/2016 - TSU Alumni Real Talk Homecoming Symposium in Nashville, TN
9/2016 – MorningStar Annual I Am A Star Youth Summit in Atlanta, GA
8/2016 - JoJo Batten Baseball Foundation Back 2 School Event McRae, GA
4/2016- Youth Leadership Academy at Georgia State Capital Building in Atlanta, GA
4/2016 - Radio Show Interview on Golden Apples with Tanesha Bibbs
4/2016 – MorningStar Youth Empowerment Seminar at Wade Walker Family Park YMCA in Stone Mountain, GA
3/2016 - Career Day at Wynbrook Elementary in Stone Mountain, GA
3/2016 - Tucker High School in Tucker, GA
10/2015 - TSU Alumni Real Talk Homecoming Symposium in Nashville, TN
8/2015- Wise Choice Initiative, Inc. Bait Youth Summit in Atlanta, GA
7/2015- Cheers To Your Occasion Mini Business Expo/Youth Speaker in Stone Mountain, GA
4/2015- Clarkston High School in Clarkston, GA
4/2015- Hank Stewart Foundation Career Day at Towers High School in Decatur, GA
4/2015- Edison Elementary in Detroit, MI
3/2015- Clarkston High School in Clarkston, GA on March 20, 2015
3/2015 - Career Day at Pine Ridge Elementary in Stone Mountain, GA
3/2015 - Tucker High School in Tucker, GA
3/2015- Clarkston High School in Clarkston, GA on March 9, 2015
12/2104- MorningStar Toy Giveaway at Pine Ridge Elementary in Stone Mountain, GA
5/2014 - Career Day at Pine Ridge Elementary in Stone Mountain, GA
4/2014 - Hank Stewart Foundation Career Day at Towers High School in Decatur, GA
3/2014 - Tucker High School in Tucker, GA
3/2014 – High Tea Event at Osborn High School in Detroit, MI
2/2014 - Tucker High School in Tucker, GA
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