Many of our clients and girls we encounter in the community, indicate how they lack encouraged and empowered on a daily basis. They say that they find life to be discouraging and depressing, because they often don't see their purpose or worth. Our SHINE program is all about empowerment and encouragement. In this program young women and girls are taught who they are, and who they are created to be. Once they have learned who they are, they learn the power of forgiveness. They learn that everyone makes mistakes, but how we forgive is what is important. We can only forgive others if we know how to forgive ourselves first. This program is one of our most powerful, most requested and most life changing programs. Many times after we finish a SHINE program, we see young women and girls light up like a shiny piece of Gold! They beam bright with self-confidence, love and self-worth.