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Be the Star You Are! is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that collects and distributes books and other positive media to women, families, and youth at risk as a way to raise their life skills and self esteem. This media ranges from education and advisement to inspiration and guidance and covers every aspect of life, from abuse through money management.
Be the Star You Are! is an ALL volunteer organization that operates through contributions, in-kind donations, and proceeds from fund-raising events. Be the Star You Are! does not receive state or federal funding and is solely dependent on contributions from the community and corporations.
Be the Star You Are! has no religious or political agendas or affiliations.
Be the Star You Are! was founded in 1999 by Cynthia Brian,known as "the Renaissance Woman with Soul" whose achievements include author, producer, wife, mother, model, teacher, interior designer, gardener, artist, casting director, and television and radio host. Her belief is that we were not created equal. We are unique and all individuals can live their dreams if they have the opportunity and encouragement to develop a plan, obtain the skills necessary to create their own destiny, and most of all, believe in themselves and all their possibilities. It was this desire to help people enhance their quality of living and experience life’s joy that motivated Cynthia to found Be the Star You Are! as a non-profit organization devoted to empowering youth at risk through literacy and positive media.
SERVING YOUTH AT RISK
Be the Star You Are! collects and distributes books and media to provide youth at risk and their families with tools and resources that promote personal growth, skill development and examples of positive role models.
Be the Star You Are! supplements this material with a number of focused programs including Starstyle®Be the Star You Are! radio program which is syndicated in several markets providing authors and selected books to encourage literacy, self-worth, and a positive life style for our younger generation as well as their families. The official radio station of the charity is World Talk Radio based out of San Diego, California (www.worldtalkradio.com)
Since its founding, Be the Star You Are! has served approximately 164,800 individuals and families within 30 organizations and has logged more than 110,880 volunteer hours, while distributing over $1.5 million in resources.
Total raised through iGive: $2.63