Soaring high and shining bright

  Supporting, educating and empowering young women are but some of the tools Shine provides their students with, to ensure the future is in their hands.

Since the program was established in 2010, Coordinator Mandy Jolley has seen over 140 young female student’s blossom, and go on to graduating from John Willcock College.

By developing confidence and wellbeing among participants, Shine has increased student attendance, had a positive effect on behaviour and award nominations among young females at the College.

Now in its fourth year, Shine welcomes the arrival of Iluka Resources and MMG Limited to their sponsor’s panel with a three year commitment from both companies, allowing the Shine program to develop at further locations.

Founder of the award-winning program, Mandy Jolley said she can see some major projects come to fruition.

“This is a huge milestone for the development of the non-for-profit Shine Foundation. It means we are able to reach out to more girls who need support and keep them in touch with education.

“Shine is about building resilience and positive goals, so the students can stay on track and continue to attend school. Through education, you can break the terrible cycle of neglect, sexual assault and abuse,” Mandy said.

To top off Shine’s ongoing success, founder Mandy Jolley was recently awarded the Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship Award.

“I have never been so surprised in my life,” Mandy said.

“There are a lot of people out there who do amazing things every day, and I’m still growing and learning.”

Iluka Resources and MMGLimited join John Willcock College, Market Creations, Regional Development Australia, Buswest, Laven Legan, WBHO Civil and Forty Winks on the Sponsorship Panel.