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Meet the StarShine Global Learning Environment Experience (GLEE) XPRIZE Team: (You can join us if you hurry!)

  • StarShine Global Scientific Experts (donation required)
  • StarShine Global X-Prize Sponsors ($1000 - $50,000 sponsor packages available)
  • StarShine Global Learning Cheerleaders and Street Team ($1 - $1000 donation required)

You will receive your benefits package and directions for next steps after you fill out this form below. This is going to be so much fun and have such a lasting impact.

Join as a Scientist/Technology Expert, Sponsor,   or StarShine Cheerleaders and Street Team and be a part of the development and/or spreading of information about what you are passionate about: Spreading StarShine... Starting now, we are creating a ground-swell of “StarShine Sowers” sowing the seeds of hope we all care about, but farther.

Three groups of members by ability, commitment and the desire to help foster this movement are being finalized and loaded into
If you want to be named in the StarShine Glee Team when we upload it to XPRIZE, you have to let us know as soon as possible.
Our sight StarShine Global Learning Environment Experience IS NOW LIVE AT

to collect names and support funding. On March 10th, 2015 we hosted a Press Conference with Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, speaking about how innovative Arizona is in education. Mayor Stanton joined our StarShine Global Learning XPRIZE team as the Honorary Chair.

You are helping to create an empowered generation tol positively impact the world, foster global peace, creativity and understanding toward real sustainability by becoming a part of this team.

A Message from Trish McCarty, Founder and CEO, StarShine Academy

Dear Friends and Believers in a Better World,

I know how much passion you have for a more humane world, especially for children. Our non-profit charter school prototype, StarShine Academy, has given us a live, testing model for cutting-edge practices, tools, educational methodologies and technologies

On September 25, 2014 coinciding with the launch of my book “Transform," while in Los Angeles, Calif., I had the privilege and opportunity to meet with Dr. Peter Diamandis, Chairman & CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation and learn about his newest $15 million competition which is designed to be a global game-changer in education.

For those of you who don’t know about XPRIZE, they strive to make the impossible possible and have tackled some of the world’s greatest challenges. Peter hopes to solve every world problem in his lifetime. He wrote a book called “Abundance, The World is Better than You Think," and has led X-Prizes to produce the first private spaceflight, 100 MPG cars, oil-cleanup technology and most recently, competitions to go back to the Moon, address ocean acidification, and revolutionize healthcare.

----Peter's most important XPRIZE so far; the Grand Challenge, Global Learning XPRIZE was launched on September 22, 2014. This is a $15 million competition to create Open Source software that will teach a child to read, write, and perform basic arithmetic within 18 months without the aid of a teacher. This is not designed to replace teachers, but to provide an educational solution where little or none exist.

----According to UNESCO figures, 250 million kids in the world today lack basic literacy skills, making the world critically unstable. Perhaps you believe there are even more, since every day we see American kids and adults, who can’t read or write. And over 70% of American prisoners can’t read above fourth grade.

----In response to this challenge and to further our mission to Change K-12 Education Worldwide, we accepted his challenge to form teams to spread more StarShine throughout the world, by developing an open source and scalable software that will enable children around the world to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic, and based on StarShine's International Accreditation through AdvancED and StarShine's 15 Guiding Principles.

StarShine XPRIZE Street Team Levels include:

StarShine Global Scientific Experts (donation required)

StarShine Global X-Prize Sponsors ($1000- $50,000 sponsor packages available)

StarShine GLEE Global Learning Environment Experience and Street Team ($1- $1000 donation required)

One individual can begin a movement that turns the tide of history. It takes a team to carry out the mission and effectuate the change. Be part of this team now. Can you imagine telling your grandchildren you were a part of a team that brought a proper education to every child in the world? You helped to change the world to be a better place.

Dedicated to eliminating the Global Illiteracy Crisis, by bringing proper education to every child and Winning the Global Learning XPRIZE Challenge

How Can I Join Team StarShine ?

We believe many people want to help us carry out this mission. Listed above and on our Indiegogo site at are various ways you as individuals, and your businesses, foundations and corporations, can be part of the movement to bring literacy to every child, to create an empowered generation that will positively impact the world and foster global peace, creativity and understanding for the betterment of mankind. We believe we will cause a true Phoenix Rising with you.

We have developed several levels of commitment, each with different expectations, and designed to match your ability and desire to participate. Anyone can be part of this movement who shares our beliefs and commitment to this incredibly important cause. We have thirteen years of work to build upon and our experience tells us that we are ready for the groundswell of success. As Walt Disney put it, “It’s kind of fun to change the world.”

Each of the final five teams selected will receive $1 million and advance to the next phase, where their solutions will be field-tested in rural villages. Each of the five teams’ solutions will be deployed across a minimum of 100 villages in a developing country, reaching 3000 children (ages approximately 5-12). The competition will take place in a country where English is a primary language of instruction. This is why our team must be in place to spread the word by then. Our team must have observed our progress and be able to answer questions about how we intend to cause this success. Communication will ultimately decide whether the project is successful. We will need every potential blog, post, newspaper, newswire, radio and television to talk about this progress and discovery. Belief in a solution for anything determines its success or failure. Beginning now, we must all work together to make sure the solution is effective and able to spread.

Please consider joining us at one of the outlined levels of commitment.


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