Attention JCC Members and Guests: The JCC will be open 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM today, November 27th for Thanksgiving.  Click here to see group fitness classes and hours for specific areas of the building. 

STARS (Students That Are Really Special)


Shining STARS (Students That Are Really Special)

Students with special needs deserve special programs and at the JCC, we’re committed to offering a support system as well as ongoing programming for the STARS in our community.

STARS Family Resource Center is a clearinghouse for families with special needs. Here parent can get guidance to help them navigate their child’s academic, behavioral and social experiences.

Sunday STARS is a monthly program featuring a fun activity like ga-ga, yoga and games, just to name a few. Students with special needs are individually matched with teenage community volunteers who are committed to bonding with the special needs student and forming a friendship as they get together at these ongoing events. Supervised by the JCC’s professional, highly trained and experienced staff, the STARS are fully integrated into a program that allows them to socialize, interact and have fun with an engaged group of volunteer teens.

STARS Tutoring Center-an ongoing program where STARS can regularly meet with a member of our Special Education staff for extra help in all academic areas. 

For more information about the STARS programs contact Jody Margolis, Special Needs Director at 414-967-8206.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS - See the current program guide for ongoing STARS classes and opportunities

      • Sunday STARS - December 14 at 2:45 PM - printable registration form coming soon
      • Sunday STARS - January 25 at 2:45 PM - printable registration form coming soon
      • Sunday STARS - February 22 at 2:45 PM - printable registration form coming soon
      • Upstream Arts: Art of Play - February 23-26 at 4:30 PM - more information coming soon
      • Upstream Arts: The Art of Social Skills - February 23-26 at 5:30 PM - more information coming soon
      • Sunday STARS - March 8 at 2:45 PM - printable registration form coming soon

If you have questions, contact Jody Margolis, Special Needs Coordinator at the JCC at 414-967-8206.