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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8th Graders at Starr Detroit Academy were Celebrated at a Special Ceremony

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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.

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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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A Week in the Life of a Program Supervisor at Starr Detroit

chairsWe 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