Life skills will always build leadership and equip our Black youth with the tools they need to enhance their S.H.I.N.E. Since 2013, we’ve taken what they request to know more of and formulated it into a STEAM infused, CTE focused program that equips, engages, and encourages their decision-making, creativity, and life skills. 

Calling high school and HBCU students! Register to volunteer at the link above. We’d love to have your energy added to our GUDness.


With their peers by their side, they move into positions of leadership and foster a sense of community to know they are not alone. We applaud that energy as often as we can!

 Celebrating the presence and intelligence of a beautiful young world with a different kind of curl!

Congratulations to Dr. Kendra Hill, our most recent Shining STAR recipient! 

Recognizing African American adults 21+ who deliver Service Through Action And Reinforcement for our communities via education, creative expression, and leadership opportunities.

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