While it's important for Girl Pioneers to practice vocal empowerment in safe spaces, it's also important for them to leave their comfort zone and practice raising their voices in public spaces. Last week, students in mentorship did just that and took to the streets of Panajachel to perform vocal empowerment exercises and songs! A big thanks to Chelsea Hackett for the video. ... See more
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"One quarter of the children in Guatemala were born to adolescent mothers in the last five years." Lack of education coupled with systemic violence against women and cultural shame around women's bodies leads many young girls into motherhood before they are ready. As this article notes, "Sex education is taught in schools but campaigners say it is often incomplete or irrelevant, given that fewer than half the girls in Guatemala attend secondary schools." Contrary to global trends, teen pregnancy is on the rise in Latin America, and Guatemala has among the highest rates. Our program not only ensures that girls stay in school, but that during weekly mentorship sessions they receive access to information on reproductive health and sexual rights. ... See more
Angela is a gangly, giggly teenager in a Mickey Mouse t-shirt and sneakers. She also is the mother of a baby she bore at age 14 when she had sex with her teacher but did not know where babies came from. “I know they would come from your belly, but I didn't know how you would make them,” she told the... ... See more
Last Friday, we celebrated Día Mundial de Las Matemáticas (World Math Day) with a day filled with math games. Studies show that confidence in math predicts girls' participation in STEM fields, yet women and girls are disproportionately affected by math anxiety and self-doubt. That's why it's a point of pride for us to report that 83% of our students are performing at level in math. Walk down the halls of the Starfish Impact School and you will be surprised at how many students name math as their favorite class. Then again, maybe you shouldn't be that surprised at all. #GirlsInSTEM #GirlsInTech #YesAllGirls ... See more
"My mother inspires me because she always encourages me and pushes me to keep studying. When I feel overwhelmed, she helps me and tells me to keep pursuing my dreams and that one day I could have a big important job. When I have children, I know that I will also prioritize their education like my mother did for me." Happy Mother's Day to the amazing women all over the world who, like María, stand behind their daughters and do everything they can to secure a brighter future for their children. Celebrate the important women in your life this Mother's Day by gifting education. Make a gift in her honor today! starfish-impact.org/donate Photo featuring: Girl Pioneer Elvia (right) and her mother María and younger sister Photo credit: Anna Watts ... See more
On September 7th, Starfish supporters will gather at the SPACE Gallery in Denver, CO, for an inspiring evening to celebrate the opening of the Starfish Impact School and 10 years of Starfish innovation and impact. The event will feature locally sourced cuisine from our friends at All Love and Comal, open bar, and stories of impact from former Girl Pioneer and current educator Jeronima Sulugui Chumil. All proceeds will support the life changing work of our Girl Pioneers, educators, and staff. For more information regarding the event and/or available sponsorship opportunities, please contact Joanna French at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (720) 987-7841. We look forward to seeing you there! ... See more
Today is the first annual 50/50 Day! Join Starfish and people of all ages and gender identities in a global conversation about what it will take to get to a more gender-balanced world in all sectors of society: business, politics, culture, home, and more. How can you participate? We suggest you start by watching the 20-minute short film 50/50: Rethinking the Past, Present, and Future of Women + Power and tuning in to the 24-hour global LiveCast Q&A featuring prominent leaders discussing the intersection of gender and economics, health care, environment, politics, race, and so much more. Find the film, LiveCast, and more resources at the link below. Shout out to Tiffany Shlain & The Moxie Institute Film Studio for organizing this movement! #Gettingto5050 ... See more
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Are you following us on Instagram @starfish_impact?! Because you need to if you want to see more videos like this great #tbt of students from Westridge School dancing in the streets of Santiago with Girl Pioneers after a sweaty afternoon of basketball! 🤗 💃 Follow us on the 'gram for more fun behind-the-scenes videos and photos!⠀💃 ... See more
Wondering what to do with your used car or truck? You can now donate your vehicles to Starfish! It's convenient, easy, and may qualify you for a tax deduction. Most importantly, your donation of a used car or truck will make a big difference in supporting girls education. It works like this: all you need to do is to complete our simple online form or call 1-866- 628-2277 and Vehicles for Charity will take care of the rest. They will pick up your vehicle, arrange to have your donation towed, and provide you with a tax-deductible receipt, all at no charge to you. Contact Joanna French at email@example.com to learn more! ... See more
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