"Ms. Higgins has enhanced my confidence and now I can look in the mirror and feel better about myself. She has taught me and my sisters to live life virtuously and to constantly strive to reach our potential through the creativity and talents that are unique to us all. She is a believer with an assigned goal to achieve what God has called her to do. She makes us believe that we are the future and that we must keep our confidence and character intact at all times. She is a hardworking, beautiful, intelligent young woman with a heart of gold. Because of Ms. Higgins we know that life has to be lived with love, consideration, virtue and sophistication.”

-Brittany G.

"Thanks for the clinic today I had a great time with Miss P and Miss Nicoya! Im glad you started V-STAR, it gives me something to look forward to, so thank you ." 

- Mighane W.

 "I am glad Miss P wants to make a difference in the lives of young girls, I truly wish I had something like this when I was younger."

- Volunteer

"I really like all of the teachers! I love the dances, devotion, and the star sessions."

- Selena S.

"I liked my V-STAR experience, I had lots of fun.  I made new friends and learned 4 different dance routines! I didn't think that I could achieve my goals, but I did. V-STAR ROCKS!!"

- Camryn B.

"Loved It!"

- Asia S.



 VSTAR Volunteer Support Team 

Veronica Turner, Community  Coordinator

  Veronica Turner is a Dallas native who graduated as Valedictorian of her senior class from Franklin D. Roosevelt High School and continued her academic studies with a full scholarship to Texas Women’s University where she focused on educational structures in minority communities. Through a wide array of experiences, which included studying abroad in France, she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in 2005 in Government with Special Emphasis in Legal Studies. Shortly after, she continued her educational pursuits in Public Administration from the Barbara Jordan Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University where she graduated in August 2010.

   Veronica’s passion to work with female youth is what further invigorated her connections to V-STAR. Being a critical component to the organization since its inception, she serves as the Communications Coordinator in which she establishes and maintains communication with various V-STAR affiliates and manages all technological operations for the organization. Her demonstrative perseverance, leadership, and discipline continue to prove her to be a viable character in the V-STAR movement of changing the lives of young girls, one at a time.



April Matthews, Administrative Assistant

April Matthews graduated from University of Houston in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a minor in Marketing. She moved to Houston from Grapevine, TX- a suburb of Dallas/Ft. Worth. April began dancing in elementary school as part of an after school program. She attended Colleyville Heritage High School in Colleyville, TX, where she was a member of the Premier Panteras Varsity Dance Team for 3 years. Throughout high school she earned her dance studio tuition by teaching the children's classes at the studio. At University of Houston April was on the Spirit of Houston Cougar Dolls Dance Team for three years, and was head captain for one. April's professional dance experience includes the WNBA Houston Comets Team NRG for one season in 2007 and the Houston Stallions Cheerleaders in their final season of 2012. She is committed to the V-STAR organization so she can give girls who don't have the option to be part of a dance studio the same opportunity to express themselves through dance.




Brandi Rodney, Chair

Spring LeSure, Treasurer


C. Turner, Logistics