HONEY SHINE MENTORING PROGRAM VISION Empowering young girls to shine as women.
MISSION Founded by Tracy Wilson Mourning in 2002, the Honey Shine Mentoring Program’s mission is to change to encourage the balance of mind, body and soul in girls and women by providing nurturing experiences that enlightens their path and empowers their future.
SISTERHOOD Each workshop demonstrates the commonality that exists between all of us. The opportunity to give back is the primary motivation for our mentors, although more often than not, they receive more through the relationships they develop with our Honey Bugs.
JOURNALING Expressive journaling is used as a tool for our Honey Bugs to capture their feelings and share their experiences. Journaling encourages each girl to document important moments in their development, which will later serve as memories of their milestones and accomplishments through the Honey Shine Mentoring Program.
Aspire to Shine
CAMP HONEY SHINE
Honey Shine provides a platform for young girls to develop their own voice as women. Our program encourages Honey Bugs to breakthrough stereotypes and helps them visualize their place in society as strong leaders. Our unique forum allows us to discuss leading womens issues and learn from the challenges that many great women before us have faced.
Camp Honey Shine allows us to continue our programming beyond our workshops. Our day camp is open to all girls enrolled in the program and enables us to further enrich the lives of our Honey Bugs with experiences and activities that continue to broaden their horizons. Our girls participate in a variety of activities that include dance, arts and crafts, swimming, reading, yoga and meditation, educational field trips, and so much more.
“ASPIRE TO SHINE” WORKSHOPS The Honey Shine Mentoring Program offers bi-weekly workshops which focus on education as the key to personal growth. Our workshops teach real-life skills that prepare our young girls to transition into adulthood with grace and confidence. Workshop topics include: • Health, nutrition, sex and drug education • Education and career mapping • Visits to South Florida attractions that takes the girls outside of their own community • Development of personal goals, self-respect and self-esteem • Financial literacy • Journaling, self-exploration and expression
PROGRAM GROWTH Honey Shine serves girls ages 8-18 through high impact workshops and a summer camp program year round. Workshops: In the past three years we have: • Increased the average number of girls at each workshop from 52 to 82 • We are currently averaging 102 girls for the 2009-2010 programming year • Increased the number of girls who have attended 50% or more of the workshops from 25% to 60%
Camp Honey Shine: • Within four years, Camp Honey Shine has grown from a oneweek program serving approximately 30 girls into a full fourweek program serving 110 girls • Increased our average number of girls at camp from 52 girls a day to 74 girls a day • Increased staff from 6 counselors to 14 counselors • Talent show has increased from 8 acts to 40 acts!