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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.
Introducing our new book!
"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 girls realise just how bright they can shine.
I’ve been teaching teens since I was a teen myself and absolutely LOVE seeing our students embrace who they are and share their unique beauty with the world.
Our modern, wholistic training school…
Gives teen and tween girls 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 women to create their own programs for youth in their communities. Based in South-east Queensland, Australia, we have taught thousands of girls and trained youth mentors in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
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 peope and world around us with pride.
Current insights, tips & research about teens from the front line for parents, educators and mentors.
mother of a Tweens Course student.
Meg, Jan 2015.
Personal Development Course student
(from our first ever course in 2013!).
Parent of a primary school student
Deborah Thomson, Kimberley College
Aimee Hodge, Noosa Civic
On The Blog
Muzoon Almellehan is one of nearly 5.3 million refugees who have been forced to flee Syria as a result of the civil war there. At just the age of 14 in 2013, Muzoon and her family packed everything into one small bag and left the big city. After fleeing the warzones,...
Jade is a 16 year old student from Melbourne, Australia who loves being active and outdoors. At age 12, Jade completed the trek to Everest Base Camp andin April 2016, Jade became the youngest person in history to ski to the North Pole from anywhere outside the Last...
How does spending a week in a beach house on the Sunshine Coast sound? Well that’s exactly what we got to do in the July school holidays with a group of incredible teens from all over Australia and New Zealand. For the second year running we have held our Personal...
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 Owners 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. Please get in touch if you have any questions or queries about this.
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