Colorado Gives Day has arrived! Every dollar that you give today will be matched up to $15,000 by one of our Starfish champions and then matched again by the Colorado Gives Incentive Fund. Your support gives Girl Pioneers like graduate Vilma the opportunity to continue studying. How does Vilma feel about graduating from high school? “I feel very happy,” she says. “I achieved this dream and goal that I had, despite the obstacles.” Now, Vilma wants to study at university and become a nurse. Donate today and contribute to the journey that makes the dreams of Vilma and other Girl Pioneers a reality. Donations can be made online at bit.ly/starfishcogives2017. ... See more
In 2012, Vilma entered Starfish. This past November, she proudly participated in the Starfish graduation ceremony. She is one of six children and lives with her family in the community of Chaquijya. We recently asked her about her goals for the future. One of her main goals is to have a formal job so she can help her parents and younger sisters. She says, “I want them to graduate...and know everything that I have learned at Starfish. My dream is to help my family so that they have a better life.” When you give to Starfish, you are helping to equip and empower young women in rural Guatemala. Your contributions help unlock their potential and allow them to give back to their families and communities. Tomorrow on Colorado Gives Day, you can support Girl Pioneers like Vilma to change their trajectories. To give, visit bit.ly/starfishcogives2017. ... See more
The countdown is on! Schedule your contribution today at bit.ly/starfishcogives2017 for Colorado Gives Day, Tuesday, December 5th. Support Girl Pioneers as they break the mold and lead transformational change. #cogivesday #coloradogivesday2017 #coloradogives #girlseducation #thegirleffect #herinfiniteimpact Photo credit: Livvy Runyon ... See more
Thank you to all who donated on #GivingTuesday. If you didn’t get a chance to donate, don’t worry! Colorado Gives Day is around the corner. This upcoming Tuesday, December 5th, you have the opportunity to make an impact in the lives of Girl Pioneers. Every dollar that you give between now and December 5th will be matched up to $15,000 by one of our generous Starfish champions and matched again by the Colorado Gives Incentive Fund. You do not need to be a resident of Colorado to participate. Visit bit.ly/starfishcogives2017 to schedule your donation today. #cogivesday #coloradogivesday2017 #coloradogives #girlseducation #thegirleffect #herinfiniteimpact ... See more
We believe in the empowerment and education of Girl Pioneers so that they can achieve their potential, despite conventional restrictions. This past weekend, we held an event called Disruptive Innovators: Pioneers Breaking the Mold in Their Industries. CEO and Cultural Changemaker Jess Weiner moderated the panel, which featured entrepreneurs from several industries including hotel management, restaurants, and corporate business. On the panel, Girl Pioneer Ana Teresa (currently a production manager at a textile company in Antigua) shared her thoughts on the importance of self-confidence when defying expectations. Huge thanks to our partners US Embassy Guatemala and Impact Hub Antigua for sponsoring this event! ... See more
The Starfish Impact School is designed to prove the possible and share it with as many others as we can. Thanks to our amazing partnership with Teachers2Teachers Global, Starfish is unlocking the talents of two math educators, Celestina and Yolanda. They are already among the best math teachers in rural Guatemala and create joy and engagement in their middle school classes. Last week, Celestina and Yolanda shared their best practices with a group of public school teachers who had gathered for the Teachers2Teachers annual math summit in Guatemala. ... See more
#GivingTuesday isn’t over yet! On this day of giving, schedule your contribution for Colorado Gives Day. Every dollar that you donate through December 5th will be matched up to $15,000 and then matched again by the Colorado Gives Incentive Fund. You do not need to be a resident of Colorado to participate! Donate online at bit.ly/starfishcogives2017. Give today and share this post with your network! ... See more
#GivingTuesday is here! You can support Girl Pioneers like Norma and Paty who have found a strong support system in each other during their journey at the Starfish Impact School. Building friendships with other young women is just one aspect of the transformational change that occurs in the lives of Girl Pioneers. Support young women like Norma and Paty today by donating at bit.ly/starfishcogives2017. ... See more
Norma and Paty are Girl Pioneers from the communities of Molino Belén and Chaquijya. Despite the far distance between their communities, these two have forged a strong friendship as classmates at the Starfish Impact School. What have they learned about each other through their friendship? Paty says, “Norma is resilient. She has been through obstacles, and has moved forward. She has an empowered voice--she likes to say things correctly and speak in class.” Norma says, “I feel very content when I’m with her. We trust each other. She never rejects me when I want to talk to her.” At Starfish, we are building community and our Girl Pioneers learn through the other young women that they meet in this journey. This holiday season, you can donate and be a part of this relationship building. Each dollar you give by December 5 will be matched up to $15,000 by a generous donor and matched again on Colorado Gives Day. Triple your impact and contribute today at bit.ly/starfishcogives2017. ... See more
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