Category Archives: The Americas

Monica is joined by her parents during a Starfish mentoring session. Monica wants to pursue a teaching degree following her high school graduation.

Follow Six STF Scholars as They Begin High School in Guatemala!

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(Above photo: Monica is joined by her parents during a Starfish mentoring session. Monica wants to pursue a teaching degree following her high school graduation.) “Las Hormiguitas” (the ants), a mentorship group that includes six She’s The First scholars in Continue reading

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Photo Essay: Elizabeth’s Day at the Dorm

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Elizabeth, known to her friends as Eli, shows us what a day is like for an STF Scholar at the Sacred Valley Project in Peru. All photos by Kate Lord. Click here to see a photo essay of a day Continue reading


STF Scholars in Peru and Guatemala Connect en Español

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One of the most exciting things about the growth of She’s the First is watching our partners and scholars develop our network, whether through skill sharing among the directors or letters among the scholars themselves. While in Peru this week, Continue reading


Our Partner in Peru is Building a Bakery

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If you were to visit the Sacred Valley Project in Peru this month, you’d be greeted with a field of adobe bricks baking in the sun. They’re awaiting their fate as the future building of SVP’s newest project: a bakery. Continue reading


Visiting Our Partners in Peru, Where a Dormitory Makes Education Possible

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When your family lives in the highlands of Peru, getting to school can be quite a challenge — especially when the only secondary schools are accessible by walking for hours on end. That’s why the Sacred Valley Project (SVP), our partner in Ollantaytambo, Peru, Continue reading

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Irma Ruth, STF Scholar in Guatemala, Is Going to Law School!

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While we’re in the midst of award season here in the US, we have quite a few She’s the First Scholars deserving awards of their own for their incredible achievements. Our very own Irma Ruth, a student with Starfish One Continue reading


Adventures in Colorado with Maria Yolanda: A Starfish One by One Graduate!

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One of our STF scholars from Starfish One by One in Guatemala recently graduated and has the unique opportunity to work at Starfish One by One at their headquarters in Colorado. As a quick reminder, Maria Yolanda and her twin Continue reading


Resiliency and Starfish One by One: Irma’s Story

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Irma, a She’s the First scholar, shines as a beacon of resiliency. Resiliency is the ability to rebound or spring back to normal after facing some obstacle that changes your position in life. In order to be resilient, you have Continue reading


Challenges, Obstacles and Resiliency in Guatemala

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  Have you ever thought about just how important sponsoring girls’ education is? She’s the First is helping out in a huge way by supporting girls all over the world as they obtain an education. Each of our partner schools Continue reading


STF Scholars in Peru Learn About Business Administration

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Hi everyone! My name is Lizzy Weiss and I am the new She’s The First researcher for the Sacred Valley Project in Peru! Set in the little Incan city of Ollantaytambo, the Sacred Valley Project is a dormitory for girls Continue reading

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