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May 25, 2012

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May 25, 2012

We at the Good-Earth Store have been donating a percentage of our profits to Be The Star You are for over a year. One of their main goals is to promote literacy which we believe reduces other social issues like crime and teen pregnancy, as it gives people self worth. We also know that our dollars are well spent on the cause, not someone's salary.

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Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

May 5, 2010

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May 5, 2010

Amid the darkness of drugs, violence, poverty, and illiteracy, Be the Star You Are! shines through, providing empowerment to women, families, and youths-at-risk through various programs and activities. Their charitable works include donating books to various organizations, such as New York Fire Department Family Crisis Center, Wings to Fly, and Community Substance Abuse Center; and a weekly Be the Star You Are! radio program. A great nonprofit always has a great leader; this holds true especially to Be the Star You Are!; its founder, Cynthia Brian, has devoted her time, effort, and love to reaching out to those in need. You can instantly feel her warmth and contagious optimism when you talk with her; I know, for I was honored to be her radio guest four times. Whenever I support Be the Star You Are! I know that my contributions will go directly to motivating, inspiring, and empowering each woman and youth to become the true star they are!

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

Warm-hearted, loving, positive, truly concerned for the wellbeing of today's women and youths and the future of our society

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

May 5, 2010

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May 5, 2010

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

May 24, 2011

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May 5, 2010

Be the Star You Are! is a phenomenally empowering organization for teens, teen advocates, writers and human beings period. I've followed their rise for six years, participated in the radio shows, dona... more

May 24, 2011

Cynthia Brian manages Be the Star You Are! in an exceptionally gifted manner. Her enthusiasm and motivation serve as tremendous support for not only the people served by the organization, but also the volunteers and staff working for BTSYA! She's a natural leader. I've worked with her, performed on radio with her, and promoted her and the nonprofit's efforts in my publications for several years. She never fails to impress, and her position as role-model has catapulted others into new lives, all because they crossed the paths of Cynthia and BTSYA! Phenomenal example.

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

following its work as it affected kids and teens in literacy endeavors.

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

do nothing that Cynthia Brian isn't already doing.

May 5, 2010

Be the Star You Are! is a phenomenally empowering organization for teens, teen advocates, writers and human beings period. I've followed their rise for six years, participated in the radio shows, donated to their causes and even written a chapter for their recent project Be the Star You Are! For Teens - the chapter on HOPE. I can't say enough good about these people and their leader, Cynthia Brian, a true Renaissance woman who lets nothing stand in her way to do good for others. Needless to say, I'm a huge fan. C. Hope Clark, Editor FundsforWriters Writer's Digest's 101 Best Websites for Writers, 2001-2010 Ten years of recognized excellence

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

appearing as a guest author. The uplifting treatment I received had lasting impact on my work as an author. What marvelous charisma and concern for people!

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

break records helping teens and literacy. This executive director paves new roads in her mission to make the world a better place.

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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