This year, Starr Commonwealth is celebrating 105 years of working with children and families and our steadfast belief that all children have the innate power to transform into something bold and beautiful. We are celebrating this anniversary in a big way – at the Detroit Zoo on Saturday, October 6, 2018, in the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery and Butterfly Garden.
The Starr Alumni Association, in partnership with Starr Commonwealth, Starr Albion Prep, and the Board of Trustees, will be hosting a cookout on Friday, August 17, 2018. This event is open to alumni and former staff members who would like to reconnect with each other, share stories of their time at Starr, and spend some time with current students and Starr supporters.
For many kids, summer means that they will no longer be actively engaging in academic activities. Without the daily support school provides, they can begin to regress in their reading abilities in a phenomenon known as the Summer Slide.
On average, students can lose up to two months of reading skills over the summer, and low-income students can lose more than that. This decrease in performance, called the Summer Slide, can lead to lower graduation rates among students, and we need your help to prevent it.
Last Friday, students on our Albion campus had the opportunity to show off their hard work and skills at our first Starr Albion Prep Talent Show! Boys and girls had to audition for a slot in the show, and have been working hard for weeks to perfect their performances. Continue reading