SHINE Updates

There is always something exciting happening at SHINE! Keep this page bookmarked for the latest news and stories about everything going on with the SHINE Afterschool Program!

The SHINE Afterschool Program is administered by Lehigh Carbon Community College and is funded in full or in part with a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Lights On Afterschool 2022

Celebrate the 23rd Annual Lights On Afterschool – Thursday, October 20, 2022Please join us as over one million Americans call attention to afterschool programs that keep our kids safe, inspire learning and help working families. The students of the Carbon and Schuylkill County SHINE Afterschool programs prepared a video presentation called, “I SPY Success!”

SHINE Students Donate to Animal Shelter

Students from the SHINE Afterschool Program’s Carbon Career Academy recently designed and constructed supplies for donation to the Carbon County Friends of Animals. The students designed and built the items using new and reclaimed materials as part of a lesson in architecture. The project, which students worked on for eight weeks, incorporated elements of mathematics,…

Mahanoy Area SHINE hosts Nifty Knitters

Each December, the Mahanoy City Nifty Knitters club visits the Mahanoy Area SHINE Center to spread some holiday cheer. The local knitting club has formed a special bond with the Mahanoy SHINE Center over the years. “It is our privilege to work with the SHINE program each year. During the holidays, we always read a…


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“My son has improved so much – he is doing so well with using his learned skills at home. The SHINE Program has helped him a LOT!”

Parent of palmerton 2nd grader