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Your Tax Deductible Donations Support Focused Media and Literacy Empowerment Programs for Families, Women, and Youth.

"Love your Community Service for teens, so unique and a great cause!" Belinda Shover, Mom

"So nice to start my day by reading your always wonderful newsletter.  A great message about sharing and caring." Karen Kitchell, Kindness Coordinator 

Be the Star You Are!® Positive Media Programs
StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® radio, positive, uplifting, life-changing talk
Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio is where teens talk and the world listens
Be the Star You ARe!® catches people being great!
Express Yourself!™ is a creative community for the young at heart
Be the Star You Are!® volunteer orchestra enriches the community.
Start a Be the Star You Are!® Club at Your School




StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!®

Since 1998, LIVE weekly radio broadcast to 140 countries/territories on the Voice America Network, Empowerment Channel showcasing success experts, authors, and books encouraging life skills and positive messages. Ignite the flame that burns brightly within, take charge of your life, and coach yourself to success with Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany every WEDNESDAY at 4 PM Pacific Time /7 PM Eastern Time. LISTEN LIVE!


Watch Radio Promo for both Programs

Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio

Since 2011, this platform gives youth an uncensored voice on crucial topics broadcast on the Voice America Empowerment Channel featuring teen hosts and reporters from around the country with guests from around the globe. Teens talk and the World listens every SUNDAY at 3 PM Pacific Time/6PM Eastern Time. LISTEN!






The YouTube webisode created by young people showcasing positive solutions to life struggles. WATCH!

Express Yourself!™ Creative Community

Online publishing of music, videos, writing, photos, and events by volunteers. JOIN!


Pop Up Concerts

Free music performances with the Be the Star You Are!® volunteer orchestra. PLAY!




A school program offering leadership opportunities for youth in media production, writing, events, fundraising, and personal development. VIEW!

FREE APP Download

Volunteer, Diya Hituvalli, created a FREE APP, KEEP ME SAFE, a voice recognition technology to help the user in times of need.

Earth Gratitude  FREE  E-Festival

Celebrate Mother Earth with Prince Charles, the Dalai Lama, & BTSYA poets & artists.

Shoe Drive

BTSYA collects shoes to send to women and families in poverty in third world countries and help women become micro-entrepreneurs





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Join our BTSYA Star Teen Book Review Team
Buy Books from our BTSYA Amazon store
Donate to the BTSYA Holiday Give Away Fund
Operation Disaster Relief Video
Publishing articles & books with volunteers
Star Searcher's Express Newsletter
Come to BTSYA Community Events


Teens Tutor Teens

FREE tutoring for kids and teens through our partner, Teens Tutor Teens.  Highly motivated high school students will personally tutor anyone grades K-12. Once a student requests to be tutored, the student or parents will be contacted by a tutor to set up meetings. FREE and a much needed resource. Visit TTT and tell them that Be the Star You Are!® referred you.


Debate Curriculum via Eloquence

BTSYA has partnered with Eloquence Academy offering FREE debate programs to students aged K-12 to give them the opportunity to experience the activity and supplement their academic and developmental growth. Spearheaded by teen radio host, Keerthi.  

Star Teen Book Review Team

An opportunity for youth around the world to read and review books and get their reviews published. Check out our teen reviews with our book partner, The Reading Tub.

Empowerment Resources

Downloadable, informative, helpful articles 


BTSYA Amazon Book Store

Recommended books for all ages at deep discounts. with same-day shipping.


Holiday Book Give Away

Donations of cases of books to hospitals and homes to provide the gift of a new book during the holiday season to those in need.


Operation Disaster Relief

Mobilization after disasters shipping books, videos, games, and resources to aid victim recovery, offering hope, healing, & joy. READ


Letters for Literacy

Writing project for volunteers and court-ordered individuals to increase awareness of the problem of illiteracy in our nation.


Book, Blog, & Article Publishing

Articles published in newspapers and online, plus signature targeted books, Be the Star You Are!® 99 Gifts, Be the Star You Are!® for TEENS, Be the Star You Are!® Millennials to Boomers, and Miracle Moment® for premium sales.  Literacy Blog, BTSYA Blog, Published Articles

Star Searcher's Express Newsletter

Monthly news, tips, inspirational quotes, and spotlights on volunteers, authors, and books.


Community Events

Offering arts, crafts, book giveaways, writing activities, face painting, reading corner, organic herbs, and games. Watch Pear Festival Video with volunteers.  Kids craft Pandemic Masks

Writing with the Stars 

A FREE virtual workshop for kids ages 7-12 taught by award-winning teen writer and host of Express Yourself!, Ruhani Chhabra.

Virtual FREE Events

Virtual Wonders Magic Show for all ages with renowned Irish magician, Simon Ryan.

Give a Case Book Distribution

With every $100 donation to Be the Star You Are!®, we donate a full case of books to the charity, organization, school, club, or shelter of donor's choice. Help INCREASE literacy!

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Volunteers Reading No Barnyard Bullies to Kids

"Thank you, Cynthia, for all you are doing to help authors, readers, and young people find empowerment! Leslie Sussan, Administrative Appeals Judge and Author, Choosing Life

"Always honored to work with you in supporting our community together! Congratulations on winning NonProfit of the Year! "Mark Hoogs, State Farm Insurance

"Thank you so much for allowing me to be a member of the Book Reviewer team at BTSYA, I truly believe that what you are doing to fulfill the message will have a great impact on the world." Alisha, Book Reviewer

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Appreciation for Express Yourself! - Henna Hundal
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A Teen's Experience - Caiseen Kelly
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