Meet Molly Steer, the ten-year-old fighting to save the Great Barrier Reef marine life. Cairns girl Molly Steer has been running her Straw No More campaign for about a year and has already convinced more than 90 schools in Australia and overseas to do away with...read more
Meet Bassam Maaliki, 15, refugee advocate and an inspired young individual changing the world! At a mere 13 years old, Bassam Maaliki created a campaign called #uBelong. #uBelong was dedicated to ensuring that all refugees and migrants – no matter their background and...read more
At just 17 years old, Macinley Butson has been named 2018 NSW Young Australian of the Year, National Youth Ambassador for Green Cross Australia and became the first ever Australian to win the INTEL International Science and Engineering fair in 67 years! Each year more...read more
Emma Gonzalez led the life of a typical 18-year-old American senior high school student. But this very quickly changed as of February 2018. After surviving the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, Emma delivered a powerful 11 minute speech at an...read more
Today I’m excited to introduce you to Stacey Nelson, a yoga teacher with over 10 years experience teaching kids and teens through her own programs, in schools, working as a yoga therapist in a hospital, creating video content for Food Matters TV and running a kids and...read more
I love being around teenagers. They have an energy and joy that’s contagious. When you can get past the drama, you can see the teenager’s wonderful attributes and qualities, many of which we have lost as adults. Yes, teens can be emotionally reactive but...read more
Youth Mentor Training goes global! We've just started another round of Youth Mentor Training here at Shine From Within and it's our most diverse group yet! As it's an online course for anyone wanting to work with teens, develop their own programs and support youth...read more
A week of fun in a beach house! What an amazing bunch of girls we had the pleasure of hanging with earlier in the month! Oh my goodness, they were just divine. The sweetest, funniest, kindest, most beautiful girls came to join us from all over Australia for our...read more
Is your daughter’s introversion an issue for your daughter, or you? It’s normal for extraverted parents to squirm when their kids spend lots of time alone. Worries of depression, anxiety, or low self esteem flash in their mind. And while all of these could be the...read more
3 Signs You'd be a Good Youth Mentor If you’d like to impact the future, mentoring youth may for you. Making a difference in a kid’s life will magically enhance yours. Your natural gifts will inspire youth to reach for the stars. It’s the most rewarding work we know...read more
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