S.H.I.N.E is an acronym that stands for Sistas Helping In Neighborhoods Everywhere. The organization was started in 2015 by three women who believed that unity among the women population is needed in order to build everlasting progression. During the beginning years it targeted adult women. In growth we learned that the women that we served had perspectives that were learned at a young age. It was then established that if we wanted change it would start with our young girls. S.H.I.N.E then created a six month continuous curriculum that focused on self awareness through community involvement and higher education. As most underserved girls don’t have the immediate resources to obtain this knowledge. The curriculum created a layer that builds monthly from one topic to the next. Implementing the social aspect of uniting young girls to be able to strengthen, self identity and work together to achieve goals as a team. The program doesn’t end at the six month curriculum, but continues to have the previous girls as mentees to the new girls that are coming into the program. We believe that each girl has a purpose to shine in their community.
is to empower underserved girls by lifting each girl to their highest potential and creating cultural awareness in their communities.
We empower and motivate underserved girls through growth, health, wellness, and community involvement. We accept young girls of all backgrounds, ethnicities, and education levels to believe in themselves and their ability to influence and lead change.