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We’re moving overseas! What this means for you

We’re moving overseas! What this means for you

Hi! Amanda here. I wrote this letter to share with our lovely community and thought I'd pop it here too for anyone not on our email list (join at the bottom of this page!). I started Shine From Within over 10 years ago, here on Gubbi Gubbi Country, on the Sunshine...

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The Teen Inspo Card Decks

The Teen Inspo Card Decks

Our New Teen Inspo Cards!Bring a little joy and inspiration into your day with this magical card deck, created for teens, by teens.   Watch the short video above to hear the story of the cards. Look what our teens made!!! Would you love a unique and meaningful way to...

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VLOG: What is a Youth Mentor?

VLOG: What is a Youth Mentor?

What exactly IS a youth mentor?!
A youth mentor is not quite a youth coach, life coach, counsellor, therapist, youth worker, social worker, or teacher. Instead, they embody a unique combination of all of these roles, while also being a remarkable cheerleader and compassionate space holder, driven by an unwavering passion for empowering and uplifting young individuals.

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Meet our Mentors: Shivani Jobanputra (she/her)

Meet our Mentors: Shivani Jobanputra (she/her)

Meet our Mentors: Shivani Jobanputra (she/her) Interview by Madhumalika Bharani Would you like to introduce yourself? Tell us where you’re from and a little more about yourself? Hi, I’m Shivani. I am talking to you from Colombo, Sri Lanka. I’ve been here for 10 years,...

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The 2023 Youth Mentor Conference is coming!

The 2023 Youth Mentor Conference is coming!

The Youth Mentor Conference is coming!by Amanda Rootsey OMG!  Our Youth Mentor Conference is back again and I would like to extend a warm invitation for you to attend. 🙂 I'm blown away, yet again, by the speakers we've pulled together for this year's conference. I'm...

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Meet Some of our Pay What You Can Mentors

Meet Some of our Pay What You Can Mentors

Meet our Mentors: Pay What Your Can Sponsored Places We want to support MANY teens by training as many youth mentors as we can in our Youth Mentor Training program! We're committed to making this training accessible and we provide a Pay What You Can application...

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Our Next Generation + YOU!

Our Next Generation + YOU!

Our next generation + YOU! On June 29 2022 Amanda was joined by one of our wonderful youth mentors, Tanya Meessmann, to share her journey from corporate to growing a successful youth mentor business. Tanya shared generously about the highs and challenges (mostly...

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The Youth Mentor Conference is coming!

The Youth Mentor Conference is coming!

The Youth Mentor Conference is coming!by Amanda Rootsey OMG!  For the past couple of years I've been longing to bring together experts and youth mentors from around the world for a live virtual conference. Imagine, spending a couple of days on zoom with a bunch of...

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Meet our Mentors: Rashmi Balakrishnan

Meet our Mentors: Rashmi Balakrishnan

Meet our Mentors: Rashmi BalakrishnanInterview by Madhumalika Bharani Would you like to introduce yourself? Tell us where you’re from and a little more about yourself? First off, thank you for considering me for this, I am very humbled by that. So, about me, I am...

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From UN to youth mentor

From UN to youth mentor

From UNICEF to becoming a youth mentorby Aruna Pant, Kathmandu  The Regional Project I had been managing since 2015 in South Asia with UNICEF was coming to an end. Wrapping up the programme, completing the financial aspect, compiling the lessons learnt and good...

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PODCAST: Season 3 Episode 1 – Welcome with Amanda

PODCAST: Season 3 Episode 1 – Welcome with Amanda

Welcome to season 3! Amanda is solo in this episode, sharing what's been happening this past year at Shine From Within HQ and what you can expect from this new season of the podcast (like how to be an inclusive youth mentor, how to engage with teens online and so much...

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2020 – a reflection

2020 – a reflection

2020 - a review 2020 was a hugely challenging year, and I suspect there are very few people who weren't impacted by the pandemic in some way. The Shine From Within team also experienced a number of personal and family challenges mixed in too...talk about a huge year!...

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PODCAST: Raising Girls Voices with Mandy Dante

PODCAST: Raising Girls Voices with Mandy Dante

Mandy Dante is the CEO & Founder of Flourish Girl. She is an ex-speech pathologist, TEDx Speaker, Model and an Australian Accredited Facilitator. Mandy is the first-senior female facilitator at The Rites of Passage Institute and is paving the way for their school...

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PODCAST: Welcome to Season 2 with Amanda Rootsey

PODCAST: Welcome to Season 2 with Amanda Rootsey

Welcome to Season 2 of the Youth Mentor Podcast!  I’m excited to share some wonderful guests with you in this season...I've had some incredible conversations about: An amazing mental health program in schools that empowers young people to own their story How to deal...

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