We've trained 185 youth mentors in 18 countries, and now they want to support you across the interwebs! They come from diverse backgrounds and experiences to support you with a range of topics, including:
resilience + self-love
activism + purpose
friendships + relationships
yoga + movement
ethical + natural make up + skincare
study skills + focus
+ SO. MUCH. MORE.
Come and join us for weekly classes or choose one-off classes when something takes your fancy.
Once you purchase your first class you'll receive login details to your own member's portal where you'll find all the information you need to join your live class + a suite of other resources. You'll be able to add on new classes that interest you and re-watch classes you've already purchased.
It's like your own personal life skills library.
Get started by booking your first class, then you can login and add more.
As an adult I realised that school never prepared me for life. I wasn't equipped for having rocking relationships, managing my money or looking after my body and mind. Or surviving a pandemic.
I started my own online school because I believe for a really fulfilling life young people need more time to explore themselves, relationships, health and wellbeing... and less of algebra and volcanoes.
Located in Melbourne VIC, Australia
Bec Coldicutt is a teacher, youth mentor, certified life coach, and Reiki Master/Teacher. Inspired by what she was seeing in her classroom and beyond, Bec was called to create Rebel Starseeds; a deeply heart-focused business helping girls learn that intelligent, purposeful rebellion leads to an empowered and inspiring life! She works with girls to help them learn self-empowerment, discover the real meaning of self-love, and bounce out of those limiting belief patterns we tend to find ourselves in.
Through Rebel Starseeds and her work in schools, Bec provides workshops, programmes and one-on-one mentoring to girls and their families. Bec also teaches Reiki as a powerful tool for self-love and healing.
Located in Auckland, New Zealand
Amanda Rootsey is the best-selling author of Shine from Within; a teen's guide to life (Hay House), a youth mentor and a certified life and business coach. Through her training school, Shine From Within, Amanda has helped thousands of teens and tweens to develop their confidence and now trains adults around the world to be inspiring youth mentors through the award-winning Youth Mentor Training.
She's passionate about living gently and being kind to yourself, the planet and others (including our animal friends). In a 'past life' she modelled in Italy, beat stage 4 cancer (boom!) and has lived off the grid in a shipping container (because: planet + fun!).
Location: Brisbane QLD, Australia
The first online class purchase includes login details for the student's members portal, which is personalised to each student. It includes links to join the classes that have been purchased, additional free resources to download and will showcase new classes coming up. These can be purchased from the members portal.
Email support is also provided to ensure that students are reminded of when a live class is about to start and any suggested pre-work they may like to do before hand. An email will also be provided to the parents/guardian (or whoever purchased the classes) with information about the class in case you wish to create further discussion at home to deepen the learning.
The facilitators and support personnel on all live classes have gone through a rigorous application process, training and continued support and up-skilling. They have completed 4 months and 60+ hours of our award-winning Youth Mentor Training in addition to the many skills and expertise they already have in their chosen fields. The Youth Mentor Training covers duty of care, understanding teen psychology, engagement in a fun, nurturing and supportive way, being aware of what to look out for with more serious issues and more.
While not legally required to facilitate online classes in this way, our facilitators must have a current working with children check (or equivalent for their country and state), must have completed a number of implicit bias tests to ensure they are inclusive and self-aware and must abide by our very detailed Code of Conduct to ensure the privacy, safety and hopefully enjoyment of each of our students. If you would like more information on any of this or to see a copy of our Code of Conduct, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our facilitators come from all over the world including Nigeria, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong and the UK and represent a variety of cultural and social identities.
We acknowledge and pay respects to the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we run our workshops and business.
Shine from Within welcomes students of all social, cultural, community and family backgrounds, and of all identities, and all abilities. Shine from Within is LGBTQIA+ friendly. Please get in touch if you have any questions or queries about this.
Shine From Within® is a registered trademark of Amanda Rootsey T/A Shine From Within ABN 79216354231