Our mission is to support, educate and empower girls with the skills to thrive

We respectfully acknowledge the Yamaji Peoples who are the Traditional Owners and First People of the lands from which we are based on in Midwest, Western Australia. The Nhanda, Nhanhagardi, Wilunyu, Amangu and Badimaya.

We pay respect to the Elders, past, present and future for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of the Yamaji Peoples.

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We work with primary and secondary female students who may be at risk of disengaging to help them build everlasting confidence, respect and communication skills to take beyond the school years.

SHINE is a multi-faceted life skills program which is aligned to curriculum and delivered in collaboration with individual school priorities at both upper-primary and lower-secondary levels. It is an adaptable program which we develop in collaboration with the school we deliver at.

More and more, we are finding young people who have been impacted by life and need additional support which extend beyond school resources. The SHINE program fills this gap by working with groups of young girls within school hours and school environment to provide engaging activities, support and rewards.

Program activities are designed to develop fundamental character traits enabling participants to be better prepared to learn in a classroom, develop positive relationships and be employed in a future occupation. Support is delivered with a dedicated Program Facilitator who connects in with community resources to provide individual and group strategies. Our program participants are rewarded with experiences they may not otherwise have access to. The criteria to qualify for rewards is determined in partnership with the school.

These empowered young women have shared many wonderful success stories over the years. We look forward to working with many more young students so they can realise a brighter future as well.

What our past participants say...

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Could SHINE benefit students in your school?

We work closely with each school that offers the SHINE  program to customise a program to suit the needs of your school community. There are over 200 designed experiences/lessons linked to the WA curriculum to work with and we are continuously adding new content.

We would love the opportunity to discuss the details of our program and how students in your school could benefit. In the meantime, visit our programs pages for more details on how our programs work.