About Us

The Butterfly Effect Project is a nonprofit organization started by Tijuana Fulford. It was Tijuana’s goal to start a  totally free 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  goal of The Butterfly Effect Project is to ensure that every girl enrolled in the program has a fair chance to broaden their horizons, while 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 area. With the help of our local community, the program has grown to 84 girls that come from Riverhead, Flanders, Calverton, Mastic, Shirley, Bellport, Westhampton, Peconic, Patchogue and West Islip. There are currently 40 girls in Riverhead, 48 in Bellport and an ever-growing wait list for both sectors.

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The Butterflies travel to NYC to visit the Museum of Jewish Heritage
The Butterflies travel to NYC to visit the Museum of Jewish Heritage

Our Mission:

To empower young girls by giving them the tools to assist in achieving emotionally stable and self confident futures, which will bring forth a generation of women who are strong, independent and knowledgeable. Our mission is to ensure that every girl who is enrolled in the program has a fair chance to broaden their horizons, while eliminating obstacles such as mobility, cultural differences and finances.

With the help of our local communities, every child will experience diverse activities that will mold and challenge their minds while promoting academics, hard work and self confidence. The Butterfly Effect Project will provide a safe place for young girls to be free, expressive and prosperous. Involvement in this program today will ultimately have a positive impact on their lives tomorrow.

BEP Oath:
I am STRONG,
I am BEAUTIFUL,
I am INTELLIGENT
I am THANKFUL,
and I am the FUTURE.
And, we are the BUTTERFLY EFFECT PROJECT! 

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing. Congratulations on the founding of a much needed organization to address the needs of young girls. Keep up the good work!

    Please do not hesitate to call on me if you should ever need some multi-ethnic and personal development workshops for your young ladies. My non-profit organization,
    Your Time For Creative Empowerment, Inc. is working towards the implementation of programs and activities for elementary students. I will keep you posted. Thanks again, for sharing.
    Madona Cole-Lacy

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