After a 5 year break we have recommenced our ShineGirl program in our local high school – Riverside High.

We love this program because of what it does for girls.  We have found that it helps

  • Build confidence and understanding of their intrinsic value.
  • The girls develop decision making and problem solving skills.
  • The girls understand that they are able to have a positive influence in their world.
  • The girls to identify personal desires and strengths to motivate them to set and achieve personal goals.

We love watching the girls grow in confidence and worth.

One of the most beautiful aspects of this program is that the interns who run this program once upon a time did Shine themselves as students.  Now they are all grown up and are passing back what they experienced for themselves.

This program is not used for clinical intervention purposes and is a partnership between Tailrace and the local High School.

The interns all volunteer and are overseen with the help of our Children’s worker Kelsea Clingleffer who has a Bachelor of Psychology with honours – BPsych (Hons)

Foundational Concepts:

‘Body and soul, I am marvellously made’
The focus for these sessions is for each participant to understand that they are valuable. Their uniqueness is something to celebrate and they have been wonderfully made.

‘Choose life’
These sessions explore the power of choice and the power that decisions have on shaping a person’s future. This is addressed through practical sessions about feelings, willpower, resilience, convictions, boundaries and respect.

‘I have a hope and a future’
Purpose is examined through exploring hopes, dreams and desires. Goal setting, discussions on potential and talents and practical activities are used to equip and build confidence to live out a purpose filled adventurous life. 

 How you can be part of the Shine program?
It costs $50 to put each girl through a program.  You would like to contribute to the girls of tomorrow.  You can donate.  Just address your donations ShineGirl to the following account:
CBA BSB: 067003
Acct No.: 10004274
Acct. Name:  NDCC Inc
Cheques to:  NDCC Inc. Tailrace Centre