Uniting Distant Stars

Equipping youth with the knowledge and skills to realize their potential and become positive change makers

Uniting Distant Stars™, Inc. links future leaders and global innovators to educational resources and vocational training to influence positive changes in the world. Uniting Distant Stars is currently an all-volunteer organization with teams in the U.S. and Liberia.

We equip youth with the knowledge and skills to realize their potential and become positive change makers. We promote creative and innovative thinking to inspire our youth to reach for the stars. Through these efforts, more doors for future employment and entrepreneurship will open for Liberia’s young men and women.

Uniting Distant Stars™, Inc. is co-founded by Kelvin Fomba (Liberian) and Heather Cannon (U.S. Citizen). Since 2011, we have developed our shared vision to raise the aspirations of Liberian youth and guide them towards success. We provide scholarships, school supplies, after school study classes through our learning center, youth exchanges via Google Hangout, and vocational training to youth in Liberia.

Read Our Latest Blog Posts

Partnership Spotlight: Tambah Foundation & Uniting Distant Stars in Liberia – 12/10/22 at 1 PM CST

Please join Kelvin Fomba, Branko Tambah, and Heather Cannon on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at 1 PM CST (GMT-6) for a Facebook Live Event. Branko is about to launch his foundation, and Uniting Distant Stars is one of the partner organizations. This is such an exciting...

Pre-Order Your Box(es) of Hope Today – Great Gift & Stocking Stuffer

With the holiday season here, Uniting Distant Stars is offering our supporters a chance to receive something handmade by our students earlier this year. These bracelets come in multiple styles, and we ask for a minimum of $10 for each Box of Hope. Since they are tied...

Giving Tuesday is November 29 & Reach High to the Stars for Uniting Distant Stars

This year we gave you three options on how you can make your tax-deductible donation to help us raise the start-up funds to build our new vocational training center in Brewerville, Liberia. If you donate at least $10, you will buy shovels, wheelbarrows, and other...

Happy Thanksgiving! We Give Thanks For Your Support of Liberian Youth

Happy Thanksgiving! May this be a day to give thanks for your family, friends, health, and life. All of us at Uniting Distant Stars wish you a wonderful holiday. We are extremely grateful that you include Uniting Distant Stars in your charitable giving. In 2022, your...

Download Your Souvenir 5th Graduation Ceremony Program

What an honor to finally attend one of the graduation ceremonies of our vocational training students. After two weeks of strenuous planning by our Liberian Team, we held the 5th Commencement Ceremony on October 15, 2022. Our graduates had their share of challenges...

Meet New Board Member Paul Ostrow

We are excited to introduce you to our new board, Paul Ostrow! He brings an extensive background in community service and legal expertise. He also had the opportunity to visit Liberia with an organization he serves and his heart was captured by the young people’s...

Meet New Board Member Carla Woodson

We are excited to introduce you to our new board, Carla Woodson! She comes with a strong background in education as a teacher. Her passion for educating young people in low-income countries drew her to UDS. Also, she is pursuing her master’s degree and wants to...

Interview with Myrtle S Toe & Heather Cannon on October 17, 2022

During Heather Cannon’s (co-founder & executive director) visit to the Uniting Distant Stars Campus in Liberia, she interviewed key staff members. On October 17, she interviewed Myrtle S Toe, who is the business manager registrar, and performs other duties, and is...

Uniting Distant Stars Update 11/1/22 – Heather Cannon’s Liberian Trip Recap

Heather Cannon, Uniting Distant Stars Co-Founder & Executive Director gives an update on her recent trip to Liberia and how your support has made a difference with children and youth. She spent time with the students of each course, attended their graduation on...

Save the Date – Give to the Max on November 17, 2022

Minnesota's Largest Giving Day will start in 30 days. Uniting Distant Stars will be part of the Give to the Max campaign with some matching funds. Please save this date to your calendar. More information will come as we get closer