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May 5, 2010

I am a volunteer with the Porter Billups Leadership Academy in Denver. The Academy works with low income children in the metro Denver area. Students spend three weeks on campus at Regis University in Denver every summer. The focus is on academics and life skills. The intent is to prepare them for college. The Academy has a high success rate. A high percentage of its students are accepted to and graduate from college. This year we will be using

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing how the focus on positive media helps children develop a more positive view of the world and of themslves.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase the funding level to serve more kids.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with the founder, Cynthia Brian.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

genuine, caring people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

create a more positive world, by teaching kids to be more positive -- about themselves and life in general.

Ways to make it better...

we had more funds to help more children.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

money, money, money.

One thing I'd also say is that...

this is a first rate organization. Cynthia is an energetic and committed person. We need more like it.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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To find out more about a charity, volunteer for them; and then while you are there, working, take a look around at the other volunteers. Hard work and perseverance goes hand in hand especially with "Be The Star You Are" charity. Volunteers for this charity are willing to give their time; you can see it in their faces, the smiles are unbeatable. A great bunch to work with. Cynthia Brian is upbeat and a pleasure to work with!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Volunteering my time at the 10 year reunion in 2009. On ebay when certain items sell in my ebay store, a portion goes to "Be The Star You Are!"

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The friendship and all of the hard work other volunteers seem to give.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Cynthia Brian is awesome! Giving her all, determination, and love, she is definately a hard act to follow! Cynthia is knowledgeable, kind, friendly and she creates a warm environment that is easy to embrace.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

BTSYA would use every dollar and account for every dollar spent. BTSYA is one charity that uses resources to the fullest and does without all of the bells and whistles. They are serious about spending funds on their mission.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Cynthia is a empowering and energetic role model for women and girls. She knows her passion and listens to her heart and achieves her goals. There is nothing more exciting than knowing people who exude the energy of endless possibilities. These women are needed in our lives and communities if we wish to see what is attainable. Be the Star You are Inc. and Cynthia as the leader, is a role model that we all should know.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

grant writing

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

they need more funding to contiune their porjects

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Cynthia and the volunteers

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

fabulous and dediciated

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

the would be the best in what they do and would be very successful in achieving their long term goals.

Ways to make it better...

if I had more time to spend with them

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of funds

One thing I'd also say is that...

This is a great organization with a empowering role model, Cynthia Brown.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Be the Star You Are! is a small, grassroots charity that delivers big time results. Almost all of the charity's volunteers are teenagers who are gaining leadership skills while they give their time and energy to fulfilling the mission of the Be the Star You Are! which is distributing positive books and media to at-risk youth and women in the community.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with Cynthia and her team of teen volunteers. Their enthusiasm is infectious and their dedication to the organization is really impressive.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

shine a light on the huge problem of illiteracy in the United States. Programs and partnerships could be created to reach underserved kids and adults and help them succeed and become successful members of society.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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i love be the star you are and working with it! whenever i have to go to an event with BTSYA i am excited for them because they are so empowering and soo much fun to go to because i get to meet all kinds of new people! Cynthia is the best supervisor i could ever ask for! :)

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

amazing, and kind!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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“Say yes to life,” is the recipe for success that has always guided Cynthia Brian, a farm girl turned New York Times best-selling author and television/radio personality. She has dedicated her life to making waves of change in pursuit of her lifelong mission of serving others and globally enhancing the quality of life for all people. Be The Star You Are, Inc., the company she founded, promotes teen empowerment in a century when young people are torn between parental rules and restrictions and cultural messages about beauty, wealth, sexuality, and other critical issues. This organization has touched and inspired thousands of lives to achieve their greatest.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

incredibly friendly and always dedicated to working with every and any individual who came to seek advice and inspiration.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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During the last several years, Cheerful Givers has received boxes of books donated by Be The Star You Are which we have included in our birthday gift bags for less fortunate children. These books have brought much joy to children who may have never owned a book before.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

receiving books for our charity.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with Executive Director, Cynthia Brian. She is a fantastic leader and an extremely dedicated worker.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

serve so many more kids who would truly value owning a book.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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I had the privilage of interviewing and exploring Be the Star you Are founder Cynthia Brian. This is an amazing group of people that have compassion for women & the youth. What is truly amazing is that the majority of the volunteers with this group are teens wanting to make a difference in the world. Cynthia has created such an amazing organization filled with compassion and action it naturally draws others to it.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The heart felt compassion to empower others and share the joy with all they touch

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Reach more youth and women empowering them for a brighter future

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Since 1999 Be the Star You Are!r 501 c3 has offered the opportunity to make a difference for women and families by providing books, audio tapes, CD's and other empowerment resources to those who can't afford them. I've had the privilege of speaking to women as well as working with the young teens to help them move forward in life. Be the Star You Are!® has enriched my life a thousand fold and I hope that my contribution assists others to read, lead, and succeed.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with the youth and fantastic women.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

top notch and very interested in contributing to the common good.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

truly change the world by helping people everywhere learn to read and write and therefore be successful in life.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Volunteer with:1. our Letters for Literacy program2. our Book Review Team3. our Social Networking Team4. a community event5. deliver books to those in need6. become a reporter on our teen radio program7. finding beneficiaries who need our support8. fundraising9. Find a sponsor for our next national Essay Contest Volunteer