Star City Safe

Star City Safe

In engaging with residents and citizens in the community and partnering with local organizations, the City has launched Star City Safe, an initiative focused on expanded services and access to public facilities to keep our youth and neighborhoods safe, as well as in a variety of in-person and virtual formats to keep a two-way dialogue going. 

This campaign was initiated internally by the City in working together across departments from a whole of government perspective.

Teen Apprenticeship Opportunity: The City of Roanoke is looking to engage with our at-risk youth, ages ages 14-21 to participate in our apprenticeship under the umbrella of our Star City Safe initiative. This initiative is focused on expanded services to keep our youth and neighborhoods safe. Part of this initiative allows at-risk youth thru our Rapid Engagement of Support in the Event of Trauma (RESET) program to join our city team in a paid opportunity. Through the Teen Apprenticeship, teens will have the opportunity to learn and develop practical skills, participate in classes and workshops on and offsite, learn job skills in various city departments to include: Facilities, Fleet Management, Parks & Recreation, Stormwater Management and Transportation while observing all health and safety codes, completing assignments, as well as interacting with city leaders, and citizens. Participants should be team orientated, organized, flexible, and willing to assist wherever possible. 

Apply here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/3265499-0/teen-apprenticeship-technical-trainee

Upcoming Libraries Events:

  1. Star City Safe - Family Storytime

    When: Monday, January 24, 2022 - 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Melrose Branch Library at Children's Area

    Bring the entire family down for a story, song, and snack at the Melrose Branch Library.

  2. Star City Safe: Dinner & a Movie

    When: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Melrose Branch Library at Community Room

    Join us for dinner and a movie.

  3. Star City Safe: Teen Gaming

    When: Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Melrose Branch Library at Community Room

    Come to the Melrose Branch Library and game with Mr. Jeffrey!

  4. Star City Safe - Family Storytime

    When: Monday, January 31, 2022 - 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Melrose Branch Library at Children's Area

    Bring the entire family down for a story, song, and snack at the Melrose Branch Library.

  5. Star City Safe: Dinner & a Movie

    When: Wednesday, February 02, 2022 - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Melrose Branch Library at Community Room

    Join us for dinner and a movie.

  6. Star City Safe - Family Storytime

    When: Monday, February 07, 2022 - 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Melrose Branch Library at Children's Area

    Bring the entire family down for a story, song, and snack at the Melrose Branch Library.

  7. Star City Safe: Dinner & a Movie

    When: Wednesday, February 09, 2022 - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Melrose Branch Library at Community Room

    Join us for dinner and a movie.

  8. Star City Safe - Family Storytime

    When: Monday, February 14, 2022 - 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Melrose Branch Library at Children's Area

    Bring the entire family down for a story, song, and snack at the Melrose Branch Library.

  9. Star City Safe: Dinner & a Movie

    When: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Melrose Branch Library at Community Room

    Join us for dinner and a movie.

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Star City Safe Shout-outs:

  • Thank you, McAlister's Deli Roanoke (Towers Shopping Center), for donating sandwich platters and chips to the Star City Safe Teen Apprenticeship Program.
  • Thank you, Domino's (Williamson Road), for donating pizza for the Teen Apprenticeship Workshop that took place at the Roanoke Public Library Melrose Brach.