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From all of us at Be the Star You Are You Are!


“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.”  Cicero


2014 was a busy banner year for Be the Star You Are!® We have now served served approximately 400,800 individuals and families within 89 organizations and has logged more than 354,990 volunteer hours, distributed over $1.7 million in resources ( and getting close to $1.8), and broadcast over 1200 hours of positive programming. It was an honor to be named a TOP NONPROFIT by Guide Star and Great Non Profits for the 5th consecutive year. Our teen show, Express Yourself!™ celebrated its 3rd year of weekly broadcasting on the Voice America Kids Network with its 150th program, while Starstyle® is proud to be in its 16th year with 832 uplifting, positive broadcasts on the Empowerment Channel at Voice America. Our teens continue to be accepted to outstanding universities including Harvard, Stanford, Cal, UCLA, Pepperdine, NYU, Notre Dame, and great schools everywhere. Read the class project article written by college student, Amanda Viges, about how Be the Star You Are!® empowers women.For the holidays, we packaged and shipped 10 cases of brand new books to Children’s Hospitals, Toys for Tots, schools, and two fire departments that will be giving the books to those in need. Our creative community of Express Yourself!™ at boasts hundreds of book reviewsnewspaper articlesblogs, songsvideos, and more, all created by volunteers. Check it out. With your donations, we look forward to launching our newest program, Possibilities for Prisoners, in 2015.  View some fun photos from past events. We promise to continue to offer opportunities of leadership and success to those who wish to participate in our programs.

As the year draws to a close, we encourage and welcome your final charitable donations. Date your checks by December 31, 2014, and you’ll have a great tax deduction. For speedy contributions, use PAYPAL at or send donations to BTSYA, PO Box 376, Moraga, Ca. 94556. Tax receipts will be sent to you via email.

For ideas on how to help, visit

Thank you for being part of the Be the Star You Are!® family and hope you’ll continue to shine and prosper.

Wherever you are and whatever language you speak, we wish you happiness, health, and endless joy throughout the holidays.

Our appreciation,

Cynthia Brian

Founder/Executive Director

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.

Buy these books for only $9.99 plus $6.00 shipping. Ask for inscriptions and autographs by emailing


The Moraga Chamber of Commerce selected Be the Star You Are!® as their charity of choice for the holiday season. Our thanks goes out to the businesses and individuals that supported BTSYA especially Bill Snider of Moraga Hardware, Andy and Wendy Scheck of Lamorinda Publishing, Edy and Jeff Schwartz, Larry and Carol Tessler, and Ellen and Larry Beans for their generosity. You rock!


Thanks to Videographer/Editor, James Shand, BTSYA has 3 new videos.

1. Volunteer Henna Talks About BTSYA

2. Teens Discuss Prisoner Project

3. Cynthia Brian Shares Programs

To watch more short videos and our webisode, SHINE, visit our YOU TUBE CHANNEL.


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


In the News


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. Thirty 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,.

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


Sending you all good wishes and blessings for a happy, healthy, and joyful holiday.


Great day was had by all at the 5A Rent a Space Holiday event with crafts, cocoa, cookies, and candy. Volunteers Andrew Wang and Jennifer Lee played music and sang Christmas carols while Santa and his elf listened to the requests of the little ones.

Thanks to Gloria and her staff for king it possible BTSYA to participate.


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 GoodSearch to 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

5. Shop at over 1300 stores on IGIVE

6. BTSYA Logo Store







Google +

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

Thank you to all of our volunteers for making BTSYA TOP NON PROFIT. Without our dedicated and talented volunteers, BTSYA would not exist.

And our thanks  for your contributions to 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. We GROW leaders.

To make a tax donation, go to

Let’s SOAR To the STARS Together!

Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3

PO Box 376

Moraga, Ca. 94556


Even Santa needs his teeth cleaned! Don’t forget to brush!

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Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3
PO Box 376
Moraga, California 94556

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