The Butterfly Effect Project is a nonprofit, community-oriented 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 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 108 girls that come from Riverhead, Flanders, Calverton, Mastic, Shirley, Bellport, Westhampton, Peconic, Patchogue and West Islip. We currently have an additional 40 girls on a waiting list due to limited resources.
This campaign is to raise money for a 3,000 square foot modular building that will house the girls in The Butterfly Effect Project in Riverhead. The Community Life Center has generously donated the property for the building. The building will not only serve for the Butterflies, but many different grassroots groups working in and for the betterment of the community.