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Unsure of how to approach your school
or organization about partnering with Shine?

Do you just know in your gut that your school or community NEEDS to bring mental wellness forward?

We can help. While every school or organization is different, the advice below comes from our many experiences in all different environments.

Also, know that Shine and our Mindmatters Teams have started in schools and organizations with the initial advocate being a student, teacher, parent/caregiver, employee or administrator. The path can be successful in many different ways!

Firstly, make sure to reach out to whoever oversees social-emotional learning, or similar if you haven’t already. Let them know what you are seeing among your students or peers, and why you hope to partner with Shine.

Find out what the next action steps might be. These often include getting more info from/about Shine, or pulling together a meeting of other key members of a school or organization.

You may want to let them know
some of what makes Shine unique:

Much of what we do is at no or very low cost to the school/district/organization. Our funders and donors give to us to make this possible.

We aren’t a “one and done” presentation/assembly. We stay as a partner. We help our Mindmatters Teams evolve year after year. We help support you when new issues arise.

No cookie cutters here—the needs and culture of every school or community group is different. Our approach to mental health awareness and to building mental wellness is universal, so we work closely with faculty and youth to individualize to your specific environment and needs.

We truly value individual voices. Mindmatters Teams become led by youth or employees, who have the best idea of what they and their peers need support with.

Finally, find out whose approval you ultimately need. Invite us to a meeting with you and them.

Nearly every school or organization who meets with us in this way moves forward with presentations at minimum, and many establish a Mindmatters Team.

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Check out our Mindmatters app to assess your mental health, get support and join the conversation about mind wellness.