Zambia Reflections – Chloe


My favourite thing about Zambia was the atmosphere and being able to see life differently and to be able to help, everyone is so happy and even though they don't have all the nice things they are all so happy and kind and encouraging towards each other and that's what I liked the most, also facing different challenges like teaching... Read More

Guest Blog: Work Experience – Summer


  Before the summer I did my work experience at Shine and I have really enjoyed it! Not have I only done things in the office but I also got to see different parts of St Luke’s CARES such as the charity shop and the different groups. I think the charity shop was a good experience and was quite enjoyable... Read More

Retail Course at St Luke’s Cares


St Luke’s CARES charity are currently promoting their free Retail, Work Experience and IT course on Dewsbury Road, starting Tuesday 19th September 2017 from 10-2pm. The course which will run two days a week for seven weeks takes place above the shop has been funded by Big Lottery. The course has had successful uptake over the last two years, giving... Read More

Guest Blog – Zambia Girls!


In just a few days, we’re going to Zambia after months of preparation. As a team of 5 young people, Casie Mawson,15, Chloe Dennison,15, Ellie Gawthorpe ,15, and Summer McCormack ,15 and Kaytlin Thompson, 19 we have been getting ready for a trip to Zambia with The Shine Project. “We’ve had lots of things to do to make us ready... Read More

Guest Blog: Angel on Work Experience


I have just finished my two week work experience at The Shine Nail Bar and honestly, I have loved every minute of it. During my work experience I was based at the nail bar but I got to look at other aspects of the St. Luke's CARES charity and The Shine Project. With the charity, we went to the charity... Read More

Happy Christmas from Shine!


We’re all just about to sign off for Christmas and until 2017 so reflecting on the fact that although 2016 has been a totally weird, worrying and pretty sad year on the whole, here at The Shine Project it has been a pretty good one and we are grateful for that. - We’ve done all sorts. Beach trips, lots of... Read More

Zambian Reflections and #Grateful3


Me (Kate) and Hannah have just got back from Zambia spending 10 days at the Vinjeru School in Kapiri Imposhi. It was a brilliant time helping out at the primary school and secondary school, doing PE, music, assemblies and craft as well as having the chance for Shine to go global, delivering girls course sessions with the teenagers at the... Read More

Summer Sessions at Shine


We had a great summer at The Shine Project with our Summer Sessions programme! Here at Shine we know that school holidays can be long, and if you don’t have the opportunity to go away they can feel even longer. With not much to do, summer is also a time where young people are more at risk, so this year... Read More

The Shine Nail Bar Turns One!


We're celebrating one year for our social enterprise Nail Bar! We have a lot to celebrate, too, as we go from strength to strength and offer more activities for The Shine Project. In January, Hannah began working as a Young People’s and Community Engagement worker at the nail bar and here she writes about some of the highlights from the... Read More

Evaluation Shows Shine’s Difference


Our Year in Review In 2015, The Shine Project continued to support girls aged 11-18 who are vulnerable or at risk across inner South Leeds. This year has been a fantastic year for The Shine Project as we have supported over 50 girls each week through one to one mentoring, courses and groups. Highlights from 2015 included our very first... Read More