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What We Do
IT’S OUR MISSION TO
give teens all over the world the tools and confidence
to shine from within.
For Teens + Tweens
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"Shine From Within; a teen girl's guide to life" is such a wonderful, well rounded book for teens. I work closely with teens and I see it first hand - life and growing up can be tough, but it doesn't have to be. This book is definitely something I would recommend every teenager read. It gives you tips, advice and courage to truly be confident in who you are!"Teigan Nash
About Shine From Within
I believe it takes a village to raise a child and it’s our mission to help teens and tweens realise just how bright they can shine.
I’ve been teaching teens since I was one myself (almost 20 years!) and absolutely LOVE seeing our students embrace who they are and share their unique beauty with the world.
Our modern, wholistic training school…
Gives teens and tweens the tools to shine from within through workshops, holiday courses, school-based programs, mother-daughter retreats, one-on-one coaching and our award-winning Youth Mentor Training, which trains adults to create their own programs for youth in their communities. Based in South-east Queensland, Australia, we have taught thousands of students and trained youth mentors all over the globe in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.
We believe that when we are truly happy within ourselves then we will treat our body, mind and spirit with care and respect. We will eat healthy, nourishing foods, we will present ourselves beautifully to the world and will have the confidence to chase our dreams, blitz through job interviews and take care of the people and world around us with pride.
We believe in…
a just world for all beings, being good custodians of the planet and shining from within. We believe in the right to an education for all, to feel welcome and included, to be seen and heard. We believe in integrity, transparency, honesty, service, freedom and peace.
We acknowledge and pay respects to the traditional custodians of the lands and nations around Australia on which we run our workshops and business. We acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded – this land always was and always will be, Aboriginal land. We recognise the past atrocities against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this land and that Australia was founded on the genocide and dispossession of First Nations people. We recognise the ongoing struggles of First Nations people in dismantling the colonial structures and policies that remain in place today.
Ensuring that students of all social, cultural, community and family backgrounds, and of all identities, and all abilities feel welcome is important to us. Shine from Within is LGBTQIA+ friendly.
We believe our impact is ever-evolving and are committed to continuing our learning and our service through a variety of ways. In the spirit of transparency we want to share our commitment with you and demonstrate how we’ve been actioning these with the following:
Current insights, tips & research about teens from the front line for parents, educators and mentors.
Deborah Thomson, Kimberley College
Aimee Hodge, Noosa Civic
Meg, Jan 2015.
Personal Development Course student
(from our first ever course in 2013!).
“You’ll get the right tools to get you ready and support girls you want to here [the Youth Mentor Training]. The content was very engaging and thoughtful, and has had such a positive impact on my work!”
FOUNDER BRIGHTER GIRLS, NIGERIA
“[The Youth Mentor Training] inspired me to put more “me” into the workshops, gave me more clarity and structure around content, pricing and planning, and doing the course definitely gave me more confidence facilitating workshops! My favourite part of the course was connecting with others who are on the same mission to inspire and help youth.”
Alisha Jane Coon
FOUNDER SELF SAVVI, AUSTRALIA
“Your course [The Youth Mentor Training] has truly changed my life and I’m finally taking a leap of faith to live my true purpose. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
FOUNDER STRONGER by Believe, AUSTRALIA
“I loved how it felt like she was talking to each of us individually in each training module [of the Youth Mentor Training]. Amanda made it easy to understand and the guest interviews were really helpful!
Also loved the delivery – Amanda’s so good at laying it down and making it simple to understand.”
Aamira Ali Mir
YOUTH MENTOR, USA
mother of a Tweens Course student.
Parent of a primary school student
On The Blog
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Shine From Within Youth Mentor Training
The Youth Mentor Training will give you the tools to nurture, mentor and hold a space for teens and tweens. You will learn how to connect with teens on their level, craft workshops and courses that could change their lives and do it in a way that supports your needs, strengths and lifestyle. The business of running programs for teens will also be covered, ensuring that you can reach and support as many young people as you want to, in a variety of formats. You will gain the knowledge and tools to work with teens, mentor them and run successful, heart-centred workshops for them based on your strengths and passions.
Want to be a mentor too?
We acknowledge and pay respects to the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we run our workshops and business.
Shine from Within welcomes students of all social, cultural, community and family backgrounds, and of all identities, and all abilities. Shine from Within is LGBTQIA+ friendly. Read our complete commitment to our social and environmental impact here.
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