As Artist-in-Residence for the Appleton Public Library, Gregory was excited to connect with teens from the STAR program through the Appleton Area School District and the Boys and Girls Club to inspire creativity and help showcase our community, including our diverse perspectives and experiences. STAR (Scholars on Target to Achieve Results) is an academic engagement intervention program for middle & high school African American students in the Appleton and Menasha school districts. Significant disparities exist in educational attainment based on race. In Appleton and Menasha, the four-year graduation rate is approximately 90% for white students and only 70% for black students. Gregory worked with teens to design and create an incredible mural that hangs in the teen area in the library.