Use kinesthetic learning to augment the school experience.
By introducing and reintroducing concepts from the standard national middle school math curriculum, students are able to discover material in a new way, realize their own capabilities, and ultimately become more receptive in the classroom. Furthermore, changing girls’ attitudes towards math and their own abilities results in higher participation in classrooms, more time and effort spent on homework, interest in joining school math teams, and higher test scores.
Experience the education benefits of arts integration and athletic participation simultaneously.
Combining action and intellect, SHINE for Girls harnesses the benefits of participation in the arts including increased creativity, collaboration, and perseverance. It also requires physical activity that increases concentration and mental performance.
Students thrive in an environment tailored for their success.
SHINE connects learning in the classroom, after-school, and at home. Our innovative combination of dance and math results in program in which girls are eager to partake. SHINE for Girls is a safe, positive space where girls can both learn math in an encouraging environment free of social pressure and gain confidence. Our mentors are women in STEM and they provide role models for the younger girls as well as a network of women.
Profit from new potential long-term customers
SHINE for Girls introduces a different demographic of girls to dance by enabling previously shy girls to gain the confidence to perform. Girls frequently feel that their progress is due to the integration of dance with math and attribute their positive personal growth with learning dance. Our students are likely to continue to pursue dance after the program is over, particularly at the familiar host studio for the program.
Lead your area through service
Become known in your community for being at the forefront of education. With SHINE for Girls, make the natural extension from pure dance studio to hosting a nonprofit organization that combines dance and math for the education and empowerment of young women.
Utilize your resources to positively impact the lives of young girls
SHINE for Girls uses a new method based in kinesthetic learning that effectively supplements the classroom experience and creates a lifelong love of dance. As our program does not require a dance background, many of the girls are able to experience the benefits of dancing for the first time.Girls become more confident in themselves, resulting in their believing they can excel in any field. SHINE for Girls opens up opportunities for our students that didn’t exist before.
Start changing the world in your own backyard
Easily create a branch of SHINE for Girls at your university and start making a difference in the lives of girls in your own community. Our national branch will provide you with all of the resources and support necessary to begin reaching out to local schools and taking an active role in local service. Change both your own life and the lives of young girls through our unique program.
Advocate for women in STEM and further women’s empowerment
Connect and strengthen your college community of women in STEM by creating a SHINE for Girls student group. In addition to holding the program, student groups frequently host fun events to generate support for our program on campus and create excitement for the program in the local community.
Enhance your college experience by taking leadership in a quickly growing national nonprofit organization
Becoming involved in our organization is not only a wonderful way to gain hands-on experience working in education, math, and dance, but also gives you access to potential leadership roles. As a young and innovative organization, SHINE for Girls encourages other young women in STEM to get involved and see their own ideas and work become a reality in a short period of time.
SHINE for Girls also does work with local libraries, museums, and companies to demonstrate our programming, get a larger number of girls involved in STEM, and bring awareness to women's issues. If you are interested in including SHINE in an event or want more information, contact us or your local branch.