The Program

The Butterfly Effect Project is a nonprofit, community-oriented organization started by Tijuana Fulford. It was Tijuana’s goal to start a program that would empower young girls by giving them the tools to achieve emotionally stable and self confident futures, in hopes of bringing forth a generation of women who are strong, independent and knowledgeable. The Butterfly Effect Project aspires to ensure that every girl enrolled in the program has a fair chance to broaden their horizons by eliminating obstacles such as mobility, cultural differences and finances.

The Butterfly Effect Project started on March 8, 2014 with 8 girls that came from Riverhead and Flanders areas. The program has grown to over 500 girls (and boys) from Riverhead, Flanders, Calverton, Mastic, Shirley, Bellport, Westhampton, Peconic, Patchogue and West Islip. 

Participants have the option of attending chapter meetings in Riverhead, Bellport, Northville, Flanders, and Aquebogue. Meetings happen every other week throughout the school year, and are focused on four key areas; healthy relationship development, self-care, confidence building, and critical thinking.

We also partner with schools, and implement a modified version of our curriculum adapted to best serve the students we are working with for a 40 minute period. We work with one class of girls, or a combination of girls from different grade levels. We have partnered with Peconic Community School, Riverhead Charter School, Pulaski Street School, Aquebogue Elementary School, Riley Avenue School, and Phillips Avenue School. Please contact us at contact@bepgirls.org if you would like your school to partner with BEP. 

 

In addition, there are many community service and fun-filled events throughout the year which all groups attend. We also expose our youth to diverse activities and experiences, which help mold and challenge their minds while promoting academic success, hard work and self-confidence. The Butterfly Effect Project provides a safe place for young girls to be free, expressive and successful.

Our Curriculum

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP BUILDING

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SELF-CARE

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CONFIDENCE BUILDING 

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CRITICAL THINKING

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BREAKING BARRIERS, CREATING OPPORTUNITY, GIVING BACK