Mastering Skills with Starr Detroit’s Youth Assistance Program (YAP)

IMG_4426Mastering social skills is key to feeling confident and comfortable in new situations. Starr Detroit’s Youth Assistance Program (YAP) recently engaged several students in a sit down lunch with fully set tables. Picking the right utensil, asking for food to be passed, and engaging in conversation were just a few of the things the young men did to master the art of dinner skills and increase their self-esteem.

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Teaching Students Generosity: Service Learning Projects at Starr

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At Starr Commonwealth, generosity is an important part of what we teach the young people in our care. It is part of the Circle of Courage®, a model of positive youth development that we use to help young people become emotionally healthy. To help students understand how to be generous, we use a variety of service learning projects in our local communities.

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Help Detroit Youth in Our Supervised Independent Living Program!

starr-detroit-sil-half-page-community-flyer-2017_page_1Starr Detroit is excited to launch a new Supervised Independent Living Program (SIL). Youth in our community need homes that provide a stable and nurturing environment for them to thrive as they make their way into adulthood. These court-ordered youth are under the supervision of counselors who provide life skills and weekly counseling sessions to assist these young people in their growth.

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The 2016 Art of Resilience Starr Summer Youth Festival is August 13!

DSC_0003 smallStarr’s third annual Art of Resilience Summer Youth Festival will take place on Saturday, August 13th in a new venue – Campus Martius Park in Detroit. This venue offers the potential for a larger audience and greater visibility for Starr and the performers involved.

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Be A Part of Starr Detroit’s Summer YAP Camp!

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