We are excited to launch a new program to connect Turner Syndrome girls with mentors, sisters, and friends. “Star Sisters” is a program to bring together Turner Syndrome girls who are in high school with college age females, to share about their experiences, get advice, and gain positive insight on the next steps after high school.
This will work as a pen pal system, where you apply, we match you with someone of similar interests, and then you’re all set to start writing letters! This is a simple way for TS girls to talk about the challenges they face and raise awareness of their disorder, while also recieving social support in return. We hope that we can have Star Sisters members from across the country, and maybe even around the world!
Here’s how it works:
1. Go to turnersyndromefoundation.org/star-sisters/ to apply- there is a separate application for girls in high school or ages 13-17 as mentees*, and college aged girls as mentors. Mentors do not have to be in college, but do need to be at least 18 years or older.
2. We will review your application and provide you with a match, sharing only the name and address you provide. Please be aware that it can take between 1-3 weeks to recieve a match, depending on current enrollment in the program.
3. Start writing! We encourage communication to happen through letter writing, but The Turner Syndrome Foundation is not responsible for postage, and will not be held responsible for monitoring communication among Star Sisters.
February Awareness Month is coming up, and this is a great way to spread awareness and start the conversation about Turner Syndrome. Please also consider getting involved in our other current programs, including Move! For Turner Syndrome and our legislative campaign. Additionally, your financial support is always appreciated and makes programs like this one possible.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have.
*parental consent is required for all participants under the age of 18*