Everyone Counts!

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Star Searcher’s Express from Be the Star You Are!®


A Message from Our Founder, Cynthia Brian


Summer is coming to an end, school is back in session, and Be the Star You Are!® is gearing up to begin it’s 15th year as a 501 c3 in September. What a whirlwind it’s been. We welcome many new volunteers to our star family and thank our supporters who keep our programs running.


Did you know that it doesn’t take much to be a philanthropist.  By giving money, time, experience, skills, and networks, you have the ability to create a better world. Whether you write a check for $10 or $1000, every penny helps us keep our numerous programs running. Be the Star You Are!® is comprised of all volunteers, which means that every cent of your donation, 100% is utilized to fulfill our mission of empowering women, families, and youth by increasing literacy and improving positive message programming. How many charities do you know who have this kind of record? Be the Star You Are!® is here to help people of all ages, backgrounds, and passions make their giving more meaningful. We want you to become proactive instead of reactive, collaborative instead of isolated. Our resources are tightly stretched and every day we have to do more with less. We hope you’ll help Be the Star You Are!® in any way you can with whatever you can spare. Once again, BTSYA has been honored as a TOP NON PROFIT for 2013.


Make a tax deductible contribution via PAYPAL, send a check to PO Box 376, Moraga, Ca. 94556, or call us to give us a credit card # at 925-376-7126.

Everybody counts and we’re counting on you.


Thanks for caring and sharing.

Happy days,

Cynthia Brian

Founder/Executive Director


PS: Did you know that volunteering and donating is not just good for your soul, it’s good for your health? According to a report by the Corporation for National & Community Service, volunteers and donors have lower rates of depression and higher happiness quotients than those who are not givers.  When you help others, you help yourself. Get healthy and happy, give more.








Saturday, September 28 10am-4pm PT-The Pear & Wine Festival at the Moraga Commons Park. Come meet the teen writers of Teen Scene and participate in writing activities. Cynthia Brian will autograph books. Free potpourri. Fun for the Family. Sponsored by The Lamorinda Weekly.




2013 Essay Contest launches in October, sponsored by US Bank. Topic this year is What it Means to Be an American. Get a head start!





Book Reviews and In the News

Make sure to check out the BTSYA creative community at www.BTSYA.org under Pen and Paper where you’ll find the latest book reviews, news articles, music, and more by our talented youth volunteers.  For a catalog of reviews by our Star TEEN Book Reviewers, at The Reading Tub. A big shout out to our Book Review chairperson, Courtney Cheng, who makes sure to keep the site updated despite her busy schedule at CAL, Berkeley and on the air with Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio.

BTSYA Writers Published this Summer

Hannah Li: Overcoming Fear  

Summer StressTeen Treks

Alex Pawlakos: Best Parking Gate Guru

Cynthia Brian:Garden Gala Salute to the Seasons-IsotomaWhat We’ll do for a Buck, The Business of Show Business 14th

Caie Kelley, Celebrities and Higher Ed , Summer Plans , Transitioning

Eric Pawlakos: Trip Advisor

Linda Lan Phung Unplugged, Transitioning


Thank you to the Lamorinda Weekly Newspaper for publishing Teen Scene.


Make sure to read our Blog Posts at TALK .

Lots of great blogs on Press Pass 






In July, our award winning positive talk radio program, StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® moved from World Talk Radio to the Voice America Empowerment Channel.  It can be heard LIVE every Wednesday from 4-5pm Pt/7-8pm ET  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.


Tune in the Power Hour every Wednesday from 4-5pm PT/70-8pmET on StarStyle®-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!!!





Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio hosts and reporters have grown to twenty. The teens will record show #90 this week! Youngjoo Ahn is the chief host with co-hosting shared by Caie Kelley, Katelyn Darrow, Rachel Glass, Courtney Cheng, Ryan Sim and other field reporters. Tune in every Tuesday 12 NOON PT/3pm ET on the Voice America Kids Network.  Awesome guests and fascinating dialogue, Express Yourself!™ is where teens talk and the world listens.


Meet the teen hosts & reporters at http://www.BTSYA.org


Opportunities are available for StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!®and Express Yourself!™ Internet Radio Programs.

Have your message heard by millions of listeners from around the world.


For guest guidelines, email Cynthia@BethestarYouAre.org

For sponsorship, email Sales.StarStyle@gmail.com





Thanks for your continued interest in increasing literacy and improving positive media with Be the Star You Are!®


School is back in session.  Drive carefully.



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