The Starfish Foundation

The mission of Starfish is to unlock the potential of young women to lead transformational change.  Right now, we believe the place where this change is most needed is Guatemala, which has the unfortunate distinction as home of this hemisphere's worst gender equality gap.  The goal of the foundation is to create truly meaningful, long-lasting change.  The name is starfish because they are among the most resilient creatures on Earth.


The premise is simple: find a generation of teenage girls living in poverty but who possess extremely highaptitude, and mutually commit to bring forth the full potential of each young woman.  These girls are called Girl Pioneers.  The Starfish program takes a holistic approach to transformation- providing not only access to schooling, but also mentorship and leadership support and instruction for each Girl Pioneer. Find out more at

Posted on May 4, 2015 .