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.

Become a Mentor   ▲   Become a Sponsor   ▲   Become a Donor

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 been mentored over Shine.

In 2018, we took a big step and began offering Shine as a year-round program at Dayspring Academy, a charter school in Pasco Country, FL. We currently have 70 girls going through the program at this school.
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 2020 is to bring Shine to, at least, one more school in the Tampa Bay Area! You can be part of this vision by becoming a mentor, becoming a sponsor or becoming a donor!

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.

Sponsor a Girl

Sponsor a Location


Are you interested in reaching back to the next generation? FTGI is looking for volunteers and guest speakers for our SHINE program. We do not have our training dates for 2020 scheduled yet. However, 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.