EO Starling Project

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When thousands of starlings come together, flying in swooping, intricately coordinated patterns, a mesmerizing murmuration results. This intricate movement happens when an individual starling communicates with its seven closest neighbors. We hope you will help us grow this movement by supporting the empowerment of these emerging women leaders, and, therefore, our collective future.

EO’s Starling Project is a Boise-based multicultural women’s mentoring program focused on fostering the advancement of young adult refugee women enrolled in higher education, ages 18-25, to maximize their potential as future leaders.

Through the mentorship of women leaders with intentional, curated programming, Starlings are supported across all domains of self-sufficiency, while opportunities are provided to connect culturally, build social capital, attain hard-skills such as financial literacy, and ensure they have the support they need to attain college degrees.

With each life impacted, whether mentee or mentor, a ripple effect develops – one that will impact generations and institutions beyond our Boise community.

With a focus on nurturing goals, aspirations, and ambitions, the Starling Project creates a space for these emerging future leaders to utilize their strength, grit and distinctive experience for the betterment of themselves, our community, and the world.

Fly With Us

Be a Mentor
The EO Starling project provides an opportunity to join a multicultural community of women ages 18-25 who are dedicated to building a positive future for our communities and the world.

  • Share your experience and wisdom, and learn from the wisdom of others
  • Feel the satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of young women

Do you have a strong commitment to changing our world through the empowerment of women and girls? Click here for details and a fillable mentor application.

Spread Your Wings and Soar
Are you a young women between the ages of 18 and 25 that arrived in the US as a refugee? Are you currently enrolled at an accredited college or university in the Treasure Valley? Interested in bettering your future, your community, and beyond? Click here for details and a fillable mentee application.


Applications for mentors and mentees can be returned to Rachel Axtman at raxtman@jannus.org or in person/by mail at 1607 W. Jefferson St. Boise, ID 83702.

To learn more about the EO Starling project or discuss fundraising and financial support please contact us, we’d love to hear from you.