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 assist in achieving 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 437 girls that come from Riverhead, Flanders, Calverton, Mastic, Shirley, Bellport, Westhampton, Peconic, Patchogue and West Islip.
The girls have the option of attending meetings in Riverhead, Bellport, Northville, Flanders, and Aquebogue.We have meetings every other week for most of the chapters during the school year. In addition, we have many events throughout the year which all groups attend.
With the help of our local communities, every child can experience diverse activities that help mold and challenge their minds while promoting academic success, hard work and self-confidence. The Butterfly Effect Project will provide a safe place for young girls to be free, expressive and successful.
Involvement in this program today will ultimately have a positive impact on their lives tomorrow.