Mastering 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.
On June 16th, Starr Detroit Academy (SDA), a charter school located in Harper Woods, Mich., celebrated the promotion of its first 8th grade class. This school opened in 2012 as a K-5 school, and has added a grade level each year, expanding to encompass all students under high school level. With a focus on higher education and emotional stability, Starr Detroit Academy celebrates those students who show their dedication to learning.
We spoke with Ashley Gray, the Program Supervisor at Starr Detroit, about her job – what a typical week looks like, who she interacts with, and what she likes the most about working at Starr Detroit. Continue reading