PSI World was founded in 1973 with the mission of World Peace One Mind At A Time. Through the years we have honored that pledge by championing a vast array of projects dedicated to that mission. Through our philosophy, we have made an extraordinary difference throughout the world.
Since the 1970’s we have been sharing “The Starfish Story” with others. “The Starfish Story” is an adaptation of Loren Eiseley’s “The Star Thrower.” It is a beautiful poignant story about how every one of us can make a difference.
This is a story about a little boy who was on a beach one day. It was in the afternoon, the sun was up and it was a very hot day. There was a little boy running as fast as he could down the beach stopping and picking up things that he found and throwing them into the ocean. After each time he would throw each thing into the ocean he would start running again, as fast as his little legs would take him. He continued to stop and pick things up again throwing them into the ocean.
At least that’s what the elderly man saw.
The elderly man went down to see what the little boy was doing. He saw that the beach was covered with starfish. The little boy was running as fast as he could, throwing them into the ocean again and again. The elderly man stopped the little boy and said, “What are you doing?” The little boy said, “The starfish are all washed up on shore and dying.”
The elderly man with all his wisdom said, “Look around, there are thousands of them. You can’t possibly make a difference.” Looking into the elderly man’s eyes, the little boy picked up another starfish and said, “Maybe not, but I can make a difference to this one,” as he threw it into the ocean.
“The Star Thrower”
Adaptation by PS & JWM 2009
Officers and Board of Trustees
Chair of the Board
Board of Trustees: Ernestine Fischer, Robert Sikora, Shirley Hunt, Ronald Newman, Jenessa Willhite Meyers
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To Think is to Create
To change your results, change your thinking.
What you put out into the world comes back into your life.
1 + 1 = 3
When there is synergy, results increase exponentially.
With collaboration and cooperation anything is possible.
What we’ve Created…
Rehabilitation for incarcerated youth
Hawaii State Penitentiary
Empowerment seminars using the PSI World philosophy to motivate and support inmates in redirecting their lives
Hollywood High School
Outreach program for high school students
Summer program for youth at risk to break the cycle of poverty and violence
What we’ve Given…
Project Giving Day
Providing Christmas trees, gifts and meals to families in need
San Francisco Police Department/Operation Dream
Supporting in their effort in community policing
Organizing recurring Blood Drives
Return to Aloha
Free all day seminar to enrich the lives of people in Hawaii
Toys for Tijuana
Providing toys to the underprivileged children of Tijuana, Mexico
What we’ve Championed…
Project Greatest Day
International relief project fulfilling basic needs for children in third world countries
In Thailand, Fiji, Venezuela, Egypt, Ecuador, Italy, Bali
Celebration of Miracles
Raise funds to end homelessness in Denver, Colorado
Seattle to Ghana
Bringing clean water systems and basic living supplies to the people of Ghana
Point Reyes National Park
Restoring and improving our national parks
Building and restoring the facility and yard
Complete renovation of a rehabilitation center for woman and children
Building homes for families in need in Mexico
Konocti Unified School Districts
Multiple projects to build and restore our local schools
Where we’ve Partnered…
American Cancer Society
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Habitat for Humanity
Out of the Closet
Meals on Wheels
Guide Dogs for the Blind
City of Dreams
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America
Create Social Change
Horatiao Alger Foundation
Pedal with Pride
Safe and Sober Graduation
Classroom on Wheels
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Institute for Human Services
American Red Cross
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America