Fairy lights, flower crowns, music, food and sunshine. It was the perfect setting for a garden party. 6 years ago our director Amanda Rootsey ran her first Shine From Within, Personal Development course on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. So with the...read more
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,...read more
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...read more
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...read more
The 2015 Young Conservationist of the Year, has created an environmental network that has given a voice to Aboriginal youth. Amelia Telford, a young Aboriginal and South Sea Islander woman from Bundjalung country is the National Co-Director of the Seed Indigenous...read more
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
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