Starr Battle Creek Staff Attend the 12th Annual Kalamazoo Children’s Mental Health Carnival

boothThis week, Starr Battle Creek participated in the 12th Annual Kalamazoo Children’s Mental Health Carnival. There were over 3,000 people at this event, and Starr Battle Creek had a wonderful booth set up with all sorts of Starr giveaways and information about Starr Global Learning Network and Starr Battle Creek Home Based Program.

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Save the Date for the 2017 Starr Alumni Homecoming!

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The date is set for our 2017 Starr Alumni Homecoming! Put a sticker on your calendar, because this alumni event will be on Saturday, October 7, 2017 on our Albion campus. More information will be released soon, but we hope you can make it!

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Teaching Students Generosity: Service Learning Projects at Starr

handsome teen volunteer cleaning streets with friends

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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Going Green!

starr-news-2014One of our most well-known quotes from founder Floyd Starr is “beauty is a silent teacher.” He used this phrase to explain why he chose the lakeside plot of land in Albion on which to start his organization; he wanted a beautiful place to reflect the inherent beauty of his kids.

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Starr’s First Elizabeth Carey

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You probably know about Elizabeth Carey, Starr’s fifth President and CEO. But did you know that she is not the first person by that name to serve Starr Commonwealth?

The first Elizabeth Carey was a bookkeeper for Floyd Starr in the 1940’s. She lived in Albion, and her tenure at Starr has been described in publications as long and devoted. She also has a window bearing her name in the Chapel-in-the-Woods, pictured here.

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