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About Shine

Helping Young Moms Dream Big

We believe young moms are capable of anything. We help them write their own script, with the resources to build successful lives for themselves and their children – and with the support of an entire community who’s got their back.

Our Impact

Changing Lives,

Two Generations at a Time

At Shine, we empower young mothers to complete high school, persist through post-secondary education, and nurture their child’s positive development. See how we’re changing lives and communities, two generations at a time.



Over 85% of our participants graduate high school. This is more than 2X the national average for young women who become pregnant in their teens.


Minutes of
Daily Reading

Our participants read to their children an average of 16 minutes daily, setting them up for their own success in school.


Children Meet
Linguistic Milestones

88% of our participants children are meeting their linguistic milestones, indicating school readiness.

Young Moms

Life Is Easier

Being a mom is hard enough. Throw in demands from school and work and it can feel overwhelming. But you don’t have to do mom life alone. Shine is a community of experienced Advocates and other moms like you who’ve got your back.

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Empower a Young Mom Today

We need your help to empower young moms and their children. Together, we can create economic advancement for families and communities, two generations at a time.

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