Harvest of Hope

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 Miracle Moment®

“Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future. People who soar, are those who refuse to sit back and wish things would change.”

Charles R. Swindoll

Message from Founder, Cynthia Brian

Of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so powerful as hope. Hope keeps dreams alive. Hope is everything. Recently I received a letter from an incarcerated individual who had read my book, Be the Star You Are!® 99 Gifts for Living, Loving, Laughing, and Learning to Make a Difference.  Because of the true stories of portrayed in the book, he said he was filled with hope for a better tomorrow when he is released.  “But sadly”.  he wrote, “many of the other young people in prison with me are hopeless and helpless as we have no library of encouraging books. I would like to start one. Would you please consider sending copies of Be the Star You Are!® 99 Gifts for Living, Loving, Laughing, and Learning to Make a Difference?”

After I read his heart-felt letter I thought it wise to consult our volunteers to see how Be the Star You Are!® could respond. Our mission is to empower women, families, and youth through improved literacy, increased positive media, and sustainable tools for living. Unanimously the volunteers agreed that we would create a new outreach program to address this lack of empowerment and life skill books in places of incarceration. The program has been aptly named “Possibilities for Prisoners Project”. Our goal is to raise a start-up fund of $10,000 to collect, organize, and ship appropriate resources to decrease despair, increase hope, and encourage positive transformation. Following St. Francis of Assisi guidelines, we will offer light in the darkness and joy from the sadness.

We hope you will support this important campaign to give hope and strength to those who seek a life without crime. Donate at http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm

All donations are tax deductible.

It’s harvest time and the crop that will yield everlasting fruit is HOPE.

Help us give the gift of hope.

“Remember, Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.” From the movie “The Shawshank Redemption”

Our Trick or Treat for Literacy Campaign Starts October 1.

Thanks for contributing to a harvest of hope,

Cynthia Brian

Founder/Executive Director

Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3

About Me

PO Box 376

Moraga, Ca. 94556

925-377-STAR

moja.me/cynthiabrian

 

P.S. The holidays are around the corner. For a complete list of Outreach Programs you may wish to support.

Ideas on how to HELP.

To purchase copies of Be the Star You Are!® or Be the Star You Are!® for TEENS for yourself or for gifts, go to our STORE. Case prices available.

Author & Book Spotlight

   

  Roland Allnach 

              Prism

Described as a ‘star on the rise’ by Foreword Clarion, Roland Allnach, after working twenty years on the night shift in a hospital, has witnessed life from a slightly different angle. Prism’ presents the best of Roland Allnach’s newest stories together with his most acclaimed published short fiction, fracturing the reader’s perceptions among a dazzling array of genres and styles to illuminate the mysterious aspects of the human experience.

Tune in to a LIVE interview with Roland coming up on Wednesday, October 8, between 4-5pm PT on Starstyle® Be the Star You Are!® Radio.

Read a review of his newest book, Prism at Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Pear & Wine Festival Success 

On September 27, volunteers of Be the Star You Are!® including teen writers, radio reporters, concert directors, and videographers provided activities for the community to enhance creativity. People of all ages participated in the Once Upon a Time…story while children made bookmarks at the Pear and Wine Festival.

Lots of freebies were offered to the festival attendees and a great time was enjoyed by all. Thanks to our Pear and Wine Festival sponsors The Lamorinda Weekly and Napa Valley Wealth Management.

Read the Story on our Creative Writing Page.

Discounts for BTSYA Supporters

Everyone loves a discount so here are a few you will enjoy using.

UBER: New riders ride FREE! Value $30.00.

Use code: cynthias34on UBER app

TORORIDE: $50 off your first ride.

Use code: AZADTR

 AMAZONDiscounted books

Start a CLUB BTSYA at School

Want to start a CLUB BTSYA at your school?

Lots of opportunity for outreach programs including Book Reviews, Letters for Literacy, Possibilities for Prisoners, Radio Involvement, and events.

Contact CLUB BTSYA President, Caiseen Kelley via info@BetheStarYouAre.org

Make a difference with CLUB BTSYA.

SHOP and GIVE 

If you love to shop online, you’ll love the ways you can be donating to Be the Star You Are!® without spending a penny more, and sometimes saving a lot. The next time you want to buy ANYTHING, click on one of our links and you’ll

be supporting BTSYA while getting the best value for yourself!

Ways to Help

  1. AmazonSmile donates .5% of purchases when you click here.
  2. Discounted books at Amazon
  3. Buy or Sell on EBAY
  4. Use GoodSearchto search the web & buy from your favorite stores,. Choose Be the Star You Are as your charity to support. You can log in with Facebook, too!

GoodShop App

  1. Shop at over 1300 stores onIGIVE
  2. BTSYA Logo Store

Logo Store is Open

Volunteer and designer, Ryan Anderson, has been busy launching the Be the StarYou Are!® online Logo Store. His creative cuff bracelets, license plate holders, aprons, backpacks, totes, flags, and more are ready to be shipped! All sales are tax deductible.

You can also buy Read, Lead, Succeed T-Shirts and find out about other specials and discounts. Visit http://btsya.rylees.net

COMING SOON

Check our Events Calendar for More Details on the events below:

  1. Trick or Treat for Literacy Campaign starts October 1-31.Download a flyer and help us raise awareness.
  2. 11th Annual National Essay Contest Coming October 15th. For Sponsorship, contactinfo@BetheStarYouAre.org

Be a Sponsor of our Events!

3Halloween Pop Up Concert organized by Concert Director, Andrew Wang. October 31, Rheem Shopping Center.

  1. Wrap Party organized by Event Coordinator, Jennifer Lee at Barnes and Noble. TBA

In the News

Our volunteers are talented. They live our creed of “To be a leader, you must be a reader! Read, Lead, Succeed!” Check out their reviews and published articles.

Book Reviews

Published at The Reading Tub

Talk

In the News

Radio Flyer

Tune in every Tuesday at NOON PT on the Voice America Kids Network to listen to our talented teens interview awesome guests from around the world.

Links, stories, photos and archives. Twenty seven volunteers have now been trained as hosts and reporters.

Live every Wednesday LIVE from 4-5pm on the Empowerment Channel of Voice America, hosts Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany bring you uplifting talk with T42, Health Matters, and interviews with authors and experts. Links, stories, photos, and archives.

With a donation to Be the Star You Are!®, you may become a guest on our radio programs. Find out how by emailing Cynthia@BetheStarYouAre.org,.

Get inspired, motivated, amused, and informed. Check us out!

LEND US YOUR EARS!

BTSYA is EVERYWHERE

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WAYS TO HELP

Check out our Be the Star You Are!® profile at moja.me/cynthiabrian. Be the Star You Are!®, a 501 c3 charity wants to collaborate with sponsors, benefactors, and donors to make a positive difference in the world.

YOU are our Harvest of Hope

Thanks for making Be the Star You Are!® a TOP RATED NON PROFIT. We strive hard to enrich the lives of others while helping individuals be the stars they were born to be.

To make a tax donation, go to http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm

Let’s SOAR To the STARS Together!

Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3

PO Box 376

Moraga, Ca. 94556

www.BetheStarYouAre.org

www.BTSYA.org

925-377-STAR (7827)

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Help BTSYA assist the hopeless & helples

Help BTSYA assist the hopeless & helpless. Check out our programs, especially Possibilities for Prisoners Project. http://ow.ly/C5a1q

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Had a total blast at Pear & Wine Festiva

Had a total blast at Pear & Wine Festival w/BTSYA Star Team. Community participated in Once Upon a Time Story-very funny! http://www.BTSYA.org

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Leaving to set up our BTSYA booth at Pea

Leaving to set up our BTSYA booth at Pear & Wine Festival. Grape stomping,pear pies, crafts, family fun. Come to B11!.http://ow.ly/C1gw6

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Coffee, Crops, & Costa Rica

Welcome to Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are!® with your hosts Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany on the Voice America Empowerment Channel.  Our goal is to seed, stimulate, and support space for positive, meaningful conversations that will get you talking around the dinner table.

Is drinking coffee helpful or harmful to our health? New studies have emerged extolling the benefits of a cup of java including being a rich source of antioxidants and protecting against diabetes and cancer. Health Hero Heather Brittany helps us understand the latest research.

How do we know when the time is ripe to harvest our produce? Nature usually has a way of informing us about the optimum time to pluck your favorite vegetable or fruit at its peak. Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian, goes into the orchard for a harvest homecoming.

Costa Rica’s diverse ecosystems are home to more than 500,000 animal species. Adventure awaits from sailing, surfing, ziplining, rock climbing, tubing, rafting, hiking, horseback riding, whale watching, and so much more. Cynthia Brian experiences the great outdoors from the rainforests to the sea, meeting some of the friendliest people on the planet.

Coming up on Saturday, September 27th, we hope you’ll visit our Be the Star You Are!® charity booth at the Pear and Wine Festival sponsored by The Lamorinda Weekly Newspaper and Napa Valley Wealth Management.  For information, go to BTSYA.org and click on EVENTS.

http://starstyleradio.net/Events/Entries/2014/9/27_Pear_%26_Wine_Festival_2014.html

Listen at Voice America:http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/80515/coffee-harvest-homecoming-travel-costa-rica

Listen at StarStyle Radio with photos and descriptions: http://www.starstyleradio.net/Starstyle_Radio/Entries/2014/9/24_Coffee%2C_Harvest_Homecoming%2C_Travel_Costa_Rica.html

Read at: http://vapresspass.com/2014/09/24/coffee-harvest-homecoming-travel-costa-rica-cynthia-brian/

Buy books by Cynthia Brian at http://starstyleradio.net/Store.html

Congrats to everyone who volunteers and supports Be the Star You Are!®. BTSYA has been named a 2014 TOP NON PROFIT for the 6th straight year and is one of the first to be awarded this honor by Guidestar and Great Non Profits. Visit http://greatnonprofits.org/org/be-the-star-you-are-inc. Read more: http://vapresspass.com/2014/06/21/star-501-c3-charity-honored-2014-top-rated-non-profit-cynthia-brian/

The award winning positive talk radio program, StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® broadcasts on the Voice America Empowerment Channel LIVE every Wednesday from 4-5pm Pt/7-8pm ET.  http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2206/be-the-star-you-are.  Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany are the Mother/Daughter dynamic duo who have been co-hosting this program live weekly since 1998 bringing upbeat, life enhancing conversation to the world. With Cynthia’s expertise in interviewing the trailblazers, authors, and experts and Heather’s healthy living segments, these Goddess Gals are your personal growth coaches helping you to jumpstart your life while igniting your flame of greatness.

Brought to the airwaves under the auspices of the literacy and positive media charity, Be the Star You Are!®, (http://www.BetheStarYouAre.org) each program will pump your energy to help you live, love, laugh, learn, and lead.

Previous guests and fans of the program on World Talk Radio will always be able to access the archives at http://www.voiceamerica.com/worldtalkradio/vshow.aspx?sid=764.

Tune in the Power Hour every Wednesday from 4-5pm PT/70-8pmET at http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2206/be-the-star-you-are.  and join our empowerment party.

For photos, descriptions, links, archives, and more, visit http://www.StarStyleRadio.com.

Get inspired, motivated, and informed with StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!®

Lend us Your Ears!!!

 Make a donation today to Be the Star You Are!® charity http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm

Embed StarStyle® Be the Star You Are!® Radio

If you are a fan of the authors, experts, celebrities, and guests that appear regularly on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® radio, you can now be sure to never miss an episode. Embed this code into your WordPress site or any site and you’ll always have Cynthia Brian, Heather Brittany, and all of your favorite pioneers on the planet at your fingertips.  Upbeat, positive, life-changing talk radio broadcasting live each week since 1998. Lend us Your Ears. We are Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are!®

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Be the Star You Are!® charity. Every Season is for Giving Make a donation today. http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm

Congratulations to Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany for 12 years of weekly LIVE broadcasting of StarStyle®-Be the Star you Are!® on Voice America/World Talk Radio. Tune in Wednesdays 4-5pm PT/7-8pm ET. http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2206/be-the-star-you-are. Archives, photos, descriptions and more are available at all times from http://www.StarStyleRadio.com. The program is brought to the airwaves as an outreach program of Be the Star You Are!® charity. http://www.BetheStarYouAre.org Lend us your ears!

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Pear & Wine Festival is Sat. Sept 27, 10

Pear & Wine Festival is Sat. Sept 27, 10-4, Moraga Commons Park. Music,games,food, fun,community writing activity. http://ow.ly/BVEbB

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Model United Nations

Express Yourself Teens 

With the on-air Be the Star You Are!® youth reporters.

Produced by Cynthia Brian

Do you have a Model United Nations at your school? After listening to our hosts/resporters, Ryan Sim, Katelyn Darrow, and Henna Hundal discuss this simulation of the United Nations, you’ll want to find out how to bring MUN to your area. Students in all age groups spanning all seven continents go to conferences, where they represent their countries crafting solutions to real-life problems like Women’s Rights in the Middle East or HIV in Africa. Teens learn to think and speak in the moment. MUN effectively prepares youth for the real world while teaching communication, research, writing, and speaking skills. You develop research skills and hone your writing abilities. Ryan is President of MUN at his school and he says it becomes a way of life. Listen to the conversation to determine if you have the skills to be a United Nations negotiator.

Listen at Voice America:

http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/80097/model-united-nations

Listen at Express Yourself! Teen Radio: http://www.starstyleradio.net/Express_Yourself%21_Radio/Entries/2014/9/23_Model_United_Nations.htmll

Read at Press Pass: http://vapresspass.com/2014/09/23/model-united-nations-express-teen-radio/

Congrats to everyone who volunteers and supports Be the Star You Are!®. BTSYA has been named a 2014 TOP NON PROFIT for the 6th straight year and is one of the first to be awarded this honor by Guidestar and Great Non Profits. Visit http://greatnonprofits.org/org/be-the-star-you-are-inc. Read more: http://vapresspass.com/2014/06/21/star-501-c3-charity-honored-2014-top-rated-non-profit-cynthia-brian/

Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio is produced by Cynthia Brian of Starstyle® Productions, llc as an outreach program of Be the Star You Are!® charity. For information on being a guest email caiekelley@gmail.com. To make a tax-deductible donation to keep this positive youth programming broadcasting weekly to international audiences, visit http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm. Thanks for supporting teens!

For all the latest news on what teens are talking about on Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio embed this code into your blogs and web sites http://www.voiceamerica.com/jwplayer/HostPlayer.html?showid=2014

http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm. Thanks for supporting teens!

Be the Star You Are!® charity. It’s the Season of Giving Make a donation today. http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm. Buy books and shirts at http://starstyleradio.net/Store.html

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