$3,150 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 78 people in 28 months
This Campaign is a 60-day celebration of three successful seasons,70 millennial leaders featured, and over 3,000 at-risk youth served.

We are actively seeking grant funding, but our community cannot wait! We need YOUR continued support to reach our goal of $10,000 and empower the next generation of african american leaders immediately!

We are raising money to:

The #ShineHard Family

We are a Washington DC based nonprofit (501c3) entering our fourth year of service. 

The Mission
The Mission  of The Shine Hard Family is to recognize and connect the nation’s top black millennial leaders and then unify them to educate and inspire the next generation of African American leaders.

We Serve
We serve at-risk youth and young professionals (ages-14-25). Our millennial leaders are podcast interviewees, workshop instructors, seminar leaders, cultural curators, & keynote speakers for our community programming.

The Issues


Millennial Leaders

The Solution

The ShineHard Family

We Partner
We partner with schools, universities, and other nonprofits aiming to seamlessly bridge the gap between at-risk youth & millennial leaders.

Our Why
We want to transform the lives of young people by helping them identify their passion, gain invaluable mentorship, accelerate career readiness, and fully understand the variety of professional opportunities that are available to them in 2017 & Beyond.  (feedback from our youth workshops below)

The Voice

Collectively, our members reach over 2 Million followers on Social Media.

We offer job opportunities  for those with skills in:
- Grant writing
- Data Collection
- Research
- Social media
- Graphic design
- Photography


20-50: Shine Hard Key Chain
50-100: Shine Hard hat, pen & key chain
100- 250:Shine Hard t-shirt, coffee mug, pen & key chain
250-500:Shine Hard t-shirt, hat, coffee mug, pen & key chain
500- 1,000: Shine hard gear & tickets to one of the Shine Hard seminars 
1,000-2,500: Shine Hard gear, plus VIP tix to Shine Hard Summer event
2,500-5,000: Shine Hard gear, plus tix to a seminar & VIP tix to Shine Hard Summer event
5,000-10,000: Shine Hard gear, plus tix to 2 seminars, VIP tix to Shine Hard Summer Event & VIP Tix to Shine Hard Winter Gala
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This is becoming more and more real!!
If you haven't yet, please watch my Birthday Video and join the movement! #TogetherWeShine
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If you're reading this: Please check out my "Together We #Shine" Campaign!! I need your support to take this to the next level.
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$3,150 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 78 people in 28 months
Created December 18, 2015
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24 months ago
Christina Johnson
26 months ago

The last two months have been a whirlwind but I still want to give to your project and let you know that i'm proud of your drive. Please let me know how I can continue to support you and your endeavors in the future. #TogetherWEShine!!

Monique Malabet
27 months ago

Congratulations on your New Business Ventures!! Little late my apologies! But, wanted to still donate, hope this helps even just a little ;-)

Howard Jean
27 months ago

Good luck in your endeavor and I'm sewing this seed into your dream, making the last donation needed to get you to your $3,000. Goal. Howard R. Jean, Chief Institute Engineer, BME Institute www.BMEinstitute.org

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