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If you want to discover more about Starfish and what we can do for schools, teachers, students,communities, or workplaces, please contact us:

Dennis R. Barger
13 Topaz Lane
Grove City, PA 16127

Phone: (724) 458-6651
FAX: (724) 458-8508


You can also contact the people below for references and first-hand witness of how Starfish can change lives.

Claire Valentino: Regina-Colei, Catholic School - Alliance, OH

Harry F. O'Donnell: Assistant to the Superintendent, Karns City Area School District

Cheryl Ramsey: Purchasing Department, Butler County Memorial Hospital

Roberta A. Fox: Learning Support Instructor, Karns City Area School District

Ron Monaco: Continuing Education Program Specialist, Midwestern Intermediate Unit 4

Cindy Kinman: High School Core Team Leader, Karns City Area School District

Carol Long: Principal, St. Patrick's Catholic School, Franklin, PA

Pat Pivovar: Guidance Couselor Della Haunty MS - Hermitage School Disctrict

Patricia Kriley: Title I Coordinator, Midwestern Intermediate Unity IV, Grove City, PA

Jeanne Temple: Assistant Superintendent, Big Springs School District

Mr. James Allen: Principal, Butler Junior High School, Butler, PA

Becky Dutra: Student Activities, DuBois Catholic High School, DuBois, PA

Ann Smith: Principal, St. Cosmos and Damian School, Punxsutawney, PA

Jennifer Galbon: Curriculum Director, Meadville School District, Meadville, PA

Nancy Whelker: Director, Lawrence County Community Action, New Castle, PA

Patty Wilson: Guidance Counselor, Grove City High School, Grove City, PA

Change the heart

Change the person

The Starfish
As the old man walked the beach at dawn he noticed a young man ahead of him picking up starfish and flinging them into the sea. Finally catching up with the youth, he asked him why he was doing this. The young man answered "The stranded starfish would die if left until the morning sun."

"But the beach goes on for miles and there are millions of starfish," countered the old man. "How can your effort make any difference?"

The young man looked at the starfish in his hand and then threw it to the safety of the waves. "It makes a difference to this one," he said.

To deter but one child from being harassed or put down means you are making a difference and will help that child feel safer and more worthwhile.