Who We Are


Shine is a free mentorship program for girls where they learn about their worth, strength and purpose and are equipped with the tools that will allow them to grow into self-reliant, resilient and purposeful women!

Shine was built upon our belief that when girls become purposeful, passionate women they bring solutions to the problems facing our communities and the world.

Shine began as a nine-week program offered to girls in the Tampa Bay Area at coffee shops and community centers. Since 2015, over 300 girls have gone through our program in this format.

In 2018, we began offering Shine as a year-round program at Dayspring Academy, a charter school in Pasco Country, FL, serving an average of 70 girls per school year. 

In 2019, we adapted our program to go internationally and we currently have 160 children at-risk going through our program after-school in a small village in Brazil.

None of this could be accomplished without the help of our community!

Our vision for the future is to bring Shine to more schools in the Tampa Bay Area and expand our international reach. You can be part of this vision by becoming a mentor or making a financial donation!

Your sponsorship/donation is tax-deductible and we have a special program for businesses that would like to embrace Shine as part of their corporate social responsibility. If you are interested to sponsor as a business, please contact us for more information at info@ftgi.org




Are you interested in reaching back to the next generation? FTGI is looking for volunteers and guest speakers for our SHINE Summer Camp program. If you are interested in volunteering, please submit an application and we will reach out to you as soon as new training dates are scheduled.