The Circle of Courage model is the resilience-focused philosophical foundation for the way Starr Commonwealth works with the youth in our care. It is designed to encourage kids to feel safe and comfortable in an environment of understanding and acceptance. Developed from the cultural wisdom of the Lakota people, the Circle of Courage states that Belonging, Mastery, Independence, and Generosity are the universal needs all people require to be emotionally well. Only when these four needs are met are our circles complete.
We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our second annual Night of Starrs event on April 11, 2018! To celebrate the strong spirit of generosity within our backyard, Starr Commonwealth will be presenting local leaders and champions for children with the Stand Tall Award, which honors leaders that share our commitment of the creating positive environments for children and families to flourish.
If you have ever visited our historic Albion campus, chances are you have seen Gladsome Cottage. The first cottage on the grounds of Starr Commonwealth, this Sears & Roebuck home was delivered in October of 1913. To celebrate this new home and the beginning of Starr Commonwealth, the first Sunday of October has since been known as Founder’s Day.
There are many ways to become a donor to an organization like Starr Commonwealth: you can volunteer your time, make monetary contributions, or create a planned gift to continue your contributions after you pass. Or, if you are Dr. Larraine Matusak, you can do all three.