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About Nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations operate with the primary objective of benefiting society. Nonprofit organizations play a growing role in the social and economic well-being of the United States. They provide services, goods, and resources to meet community needs. Host Nihal Gill provides an overview of the important work that nonprofit organizations provide to the public. As a teen, Nihal started a non-profit to provide teens around the world the tools to learn STEM skills and further spark their interest in STEM fields. He then interviews Cynthia Brian, founder and Executive Director of Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity to discover why she began the charity and discuss the challenges and triumphs. Nihal expressed his gratitude to Be the Star You Are!® for helping him to find his voice, confidence, and talents while sharing his opinions as a reporter and host of Express Yourself!™. The newest reporter of Pet Prescriptions, Kirpa Gill, is the younger sister of Nihal and makes her debut to talk about nonprofits that provide for and support animals. Their conversation revolves around help, volunteering, and making a difference. Get involved with a nonprofit that feeds your soul. Volunteer and donate. Nonprofits deserve our time, energy, and money.

“To be a leader, you must be a reader. Read, lead, succeed. Communicate, collaborate, innovate!” Cynthia Brian, Founder, Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3

Bio: Kirpa Gill

Kirpa Gill, a sixth grader at Julien Elementary School in the GATE program, loves to spend her free time with her German Shepherd, Simba. Kirpa is very compassionate about animals and her future career goal is to become a veterinarian, and provide free services to rescue animals. Her love for music is expressed through the piano, which she has been playing for the last 3 years. Kirpa has been a member of the Girl Scouts and was promoted to a Cadette last year. She has presented great leadership and academic skills and was rewarded Rotary Student of the Month for her school. She is also a two-time gold-medal winner for the county spelling bee. After observing her brother host for “Express Yourself Teen Radio” Kirpa is ecstatic about becoming a reporter on “Express “and being able to reach out and make a difference. Her segment is called Pet Prescription.

Bio: Cynthia Brian

Cynthia Brian, SAG/AFTRA, a.s.i.d., Founder and Executive Director of Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 literacy and positive media charity, New York Times bestselling co-author of Chicken Soup for the Gardener’s Soul, author of Be the Star You Are!®, 99 Gifts for Living, Loving, Laughing, and Learning to Make a Difference, Be the Star You Are!® for TEENS, Be the Star You Are!® Millennials to Boomers, Growing with The Goddess Gardener, The Business of Show Business, The Blessing of Love and Relationships, and Miracle Moments®, is an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker, personal growth consultant, actor, producer and host of radio and tv shows, columnist, designer, gardener, and lifestyle coach.

As an empowerment architect and life success coach, Ms. Brian is also dedicated to helping others achieve their dreams, recognize the possibilities, and utilize their potential by implementing their unique gifts. In 1999, Cynthia Brian founded and became Executive Director of Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity, a top-rated nonprofit with a mission to empower women, families, and youth through increased literacy and positive media messages. Proceeds from the sale of her books benefit this charity. (

Cynthia is the producer and host of the award-winning live weekly radio broadcast StarStyle® heard on the Voice America Network Empowerment Channel. She also created and produces the young adult program, Express Yourself!™ where teens talk and the world listens. (

Having been born and raised on a farm, her work is influenced and informed by her intense admiration and love for the natural world. As she travels the world connecting with cultures, her values are deeply rooted in her belief that we are all one. Together we have the ability and the responsibility to bless this planet with our talents and gifts.

When she is not writing, producing, performing, hosting, speaking, traveling, or coaching, you’ll find her in the garden with her adopted menagerie of barnyard animals. (

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