Sharon Kitzhaber is Founder and Board Member of the STARS Foundation. The Foundation was established in 1995 to promote the STARS program in Oregon. STARS stands for Students Today Arenít Ready For Sex. The programís mission is to help reduce teenage pregnancies by postponing teenage sexual involvement.
STARS receives wide public, private and school support. It is an abstinence-based teen pregnancy prevention program that uses a tested and proven curriculum developed at the Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Older teens deliver the skill-based curriculum to their sixth and seventh grade peers. STARS reached over 30,000 young Oregonians in the 1999-2000 school year.