Author: Susan Croox

Starfish’s Summer 2019 update

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Program Updates Winter 2018-2019

January and December reflections December brought fun and excitement with an outing for the girls downtown complete with delicious food and shopping! Starfish never misses and opportunity to let our kids know they are special and loved. Our annual Christmas party was no exception, where thanks to those who donated to our Facebook fundraiser, we […]

How to structure your after school program

After school programs, or out-of-school time programs, are instrumental in shaping our youth during the crucial hours after school while parents are at work (read my post on why we need after school programs). If you are lucky enough to be involved in one of these programs and you’re looking for some ideas as far […]

Why we need after school programs

I think somewhere in the back of our minds we have a vague notion that after school programs are a good idea. Keep kids busy, keep them out of trouble. But what would happen if there weren’t any after school programs? What would it look like if we lived in a world where kids had […]

How to have the best summer ever: tales of our 2017 retreat

If you read our last post, you would understand that making inner city youth feel loved through providing educational and recreational experiences is a priority at the center. Every summer we take our kids on a ten day retreat where we visit all kinds  of cool places in the Midwest. In this post you can check […]

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