Be The Star You Are!
Mission: Be The Star You Are!collects and distributes books and other positive media to women, families, and at-risk youth as a way to raise their life skills and self esteem.
Founder and Executive Director: Cynthia Brian
Year founded: 1999
- Served approximately 178,900 individuals within fifty-nine organizations
- Logged more than 129,800 volunteer hours
- Distributed over $1.6 million in resources
- Established Be The Star You Are! Radio programs that broadcast to more than 5.5 million listeners in eighty-two countries
Profile: Be The Star You Are! believes the prevalence of violence in the media and its potential harm is a concern for many family and community members. Today's youth find it increasingly difficult to recognize that they have the ability, responsibility, and power to determine their own destinies and choose their own futures. They need access to positive and productive information and role models that will lead them beyond the negative messages in the media, and on to becoming the individual stars that they are. Everyone needs to discover passion, learn life skills, gain effective conflict management skills, and build self-esteem, and Be the Star You Are! believes that this can be accomplished through improving literacy and positive messages for women, families, and kids.
The media the organization distributes ranges from education and advisement to inspiration and guidance and covers every aspect of life, from abuse through money management. It works with dozens of public and private partner organizations to distribute its media. It has also developed a radio program that is broadcast to millions of listeners worldwide.
To get involved or donate books, products, services, or money, visit the organization's How You Can Help page.
–Huntington W. Sharp, Senior Editor, Red Room
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