Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Theatre Arts Against Anti-Asian Hate. We are strong together and stronger than ever.

A 4 week collection inspired by AAPI Youth and Artists who use their artistic strengths to shed light on difficult situations and educate. 

Week 1

Diversity Matters Logo by STAR Student Samantha


Samantha is a high school student who uses art as a form of expression during times where Asian Americans are being targeted. She has created a video talking about Asian Hate in America and calls upon the public for change. She also formed a diversity club at her school where peers can get together an talk about what it is like to be a part of an ethnic minority group. Highlighted below are some of her works, such as the Anti-Asian Hate video and an interview (coming soon), hosted by STAR's Executive Director Marilyn Abad-Cardinalli, discussing what it's like being an Asian American Youth during these times.

STAR Summer

Now offering in-person and hybrid options!


Scholarships available for Video Audio Podcast Summer and more!

For more information, please email 

Performing Arts

Puffs Performing Arts Summer Camp


 -Ages 8-15-

4 weeks- June 21-July 16

Mon.- Fri.

Rehearsal- 9:00am -12:00 pm 
   Lunch Break- 12:00-1:00 pm
   Unit Time/Workshops- 1:00-3:00 pm

Early Bird $395- Ends May 31

Participate and perform in “Puffs!” completely virtual. In addition to morning rehearsals, we’ll also have fun theatre enrichment activities like improv and character development. We’ll also spend afternoons having a blast playing theatre games, putting on skits, and having special themed day fun. Wednesday afternoon workshops include online and hybrid in-person options!

Video Audio Podcast

Video Audio Podcast Summer Program

Video Audio Podcast

-Ages 9-16-

June 21-July 16

1-3pm Mon. Tues. Thurs. Fri.

Early Bird $295 - Ends May 31

Video Audio Podcast (VAP) is a short, focused, and fun course designed to offer virtual learning enrichment opportunities. Students will select a topic of their choice, create a script, record, host, edit and upload their original podcast episode to be broadcasted on our STAR Arts Podcast YouTube channel. Students will collaborate to create their own podcast under the virtual guidance of STAR Arts’ teaching artists and mentors who are trained in teaching, inspiring, and encouraging students in our unique STAR way.

A special thank you to the Gilroy Foundation for supporting youth in the arts as STAR follows the seasons.

Video Audio Podcast Showcase

Join STAR for the Video Audio Podcast Showcase Premiere 

Free- Available May 21st at 6pm

Watch the premiere at Dutchman's Pizza in Gilroy! 

6940 Automall Parkway, Gilroy, CA 95020

Use the coupon below!

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Video Audio Podcast

Gilroy Unified School District Middle Schools

Listen and learn from the youth in our community.

The youth are our future, they must be heard!