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Appreciation Night

Thanks to Linda Kirkpatrick and for coming to our May event. Check out her great photos online:

Starfish Mentors: Making a Difference

Young women in the Starfish One by One program are breaking the glass ceiling by committing to six years of a junior high and high school education and a brighter future for themselves and their families. Dedicated mentors (other Mayan women who have walked the same path and are among the one percent to reach…

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A reflection from our newest board members, Doug & Jeannie Amidon

Education leads to options; the more education the more options. Most of the Starfish One by One girls are the first in their family to continue with their education beyond sixth grade.  These girls are bright, motivated, and eager to learn.  But, as “firsts” they need a tremendous amount of support.  The role of the Starfish mentor and tutor…

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Starfish Appreciation Night

On May 17, the Evergreen (CO) community gathered for dinner and learned about Starfish’s work on reproductive health with a great video by Kate Lord and a Skype chat with two of our students in Santiago de Atitlan. We celebrated how Starfish is starting family dialogues and empowering girls to take charge of their lives…

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