Social and Emotional Development
SHINE wants all students to succeed – both academically and socially. Many SHINE programs encourage students to work together and to engage with the community around them. SHINE uses a curriculum called Second Step to develop students' Social-Emotional Learning (SEL). These lessons teach students to techniques to:

  • Gain confidence
  • Set goals
  • Make better decisions
  • Collaborate with others in work and play
  • Navigate the world more effectively

A Sense of Community
Many of SHINE's activities are designed to help students connect to their own communities. Students learn how the lessons and skills they learn in school and at SHINE can be used to make a positive impact on the world around them. Past projects have included building wishing wells for community organizations, making dog treats for a local animal shelter and organizing donations for a Toys for Tots drive.

Beyond the Report Card

Students at the Mahanoy SHINE Center dressed in blue for their
"Say No to Bullying" event.

A Warm Feeling
For the past few years, SHINE students at the Mahanoy Center have been treated to a holiday visit from the Mahanoy City Nifty Knitters. You can learn more about this unlikely friendship here.

Career Academy students build a Toy Wagon to distribute gifts for a local "Toys for Tots" holiday drive.