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.
Starr 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.
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