Dear Friend of Starfish,
All of us at Starfish are excited to present to you and other parents, grandparents, and caregivers in our community with our fourth Starfish University catalogue of educational and enrichment opportunities. Can you believe our University has celebrated its one year anniversary?!
Now into our second year, I want to share with you some highlights from our first year:
· A total of 731 participants attended Starfish University in year one.
· 99% of course attendees reported that they were satisfied with the course they attended.
· 98% said that the information presented in the course was useful.
You can see more year one insights and read quotes from our participants and instructors throughout this catalogue.
Starfish University results from lots of hard work by staff, and more importantly, Starfish parents who are determined to make our programs and services more user-friendly and expand them to better meet your needs.
Starfish parents told us that the idea of Starfish University is welcoming and empowering. And, the university framework is perfect to reflect our campus (service sites all over Wayne County), our student government (EPIC Parent Leadership Team), our financial aid office (Starfish Community Finance Center), and our extracurricular programs (Zumba, Painting, etc.). We hope you will look for “majors” that help you move toward your personal and professional goals.
Based on feedback we have received from surveys and focus groups, we have made a few changes to our Fall, 2017 catalog. We hope you like it. This semester we are offering more classes that are geared towards you and your child. We also are offering childcare for more of our courses. We hope that these two additions make it easier for you to take advantage of these great classes.
We are so excited to offer our second Fall Semester with hope that you find joy and success in your most important life role – PARENT!
Starfish Chief Executive Officer
(aka, Starfish University President)