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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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Spring program update

“I just returned from just under 2 months (Jan-Feb) in Guatemala.  In contrast to previous years, this year I stayed in Panajachel and worked out of Starfish’s main office there.  All told, there were fewer visitors than last year (approximately 30, but another 15 coming through in March).  The total number of beneficiaries in 2012…

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Selling books as a fundraiser

The wonderful members of  the Dining For Women Santa Cruz chapters sold 40 copies of A Mayan Star Born to Shine, to donate to their local elementary schools. Every bit counts and we are so grateful for supporters like them. THANK YOU!

Dining for Women featured on NBC Nightly news

Dining for Women is an organization that is featuring Starfish One by One as their charity for the month of February and raising money to support our cause. They were the subject of a segment on NBC Nightly News that aired Tuesday, February 8th and Starfish is excited to have been a part of it.…

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Stories from the field: meeting Karen and Nicolasa

Recently, two teenage sponsors and their family visited Guatemala and the Starfish offices. They got to meet the girls they have been sponsoring for many years and their lives were changed. Following is their experience in their own words: Nikki: “When I heard that my family and I were traveling to Guatemala, I could barely…

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She’s Hired!

Starfish’s “Foot-in-the-Door” Program In 2012, as a part of its BRIDGE program for high school girls, Starfish is providing young women with their first “real job” experience.  The beauty of this program is the “win-win” nature of it where Starfish students have part-time jobs other local non-profit organizations.  This way, young women are able to better hone their talents…

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February Partnership with Dining for Women

We are excited to announce that Starfish One by One is Dining for Women‘s featured non-profit this month! Find out more about this great organization and all of the work they are doing to help women and girls around the world.

Rippling the Starfish Girl Effect

Read about the new Starfish replication program!

November 2011 Newsletter

Starfish One by One November 2011 Newsletter
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