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ShineOn! News

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February 9, 2022

Shine On! is pleased to announce our 2022 conference, "Mighty Girls Move Mountains: Explore Your Character Compass." This survival-themed adventure will teach media and marketing literacy, communication skills and character strengths at Camp Pok-O-MacCready. Registration will open March 26 at 10 a.m. 

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May 6, 2021 

Thank you for joining Shine On! for our Look to the Stars #CharacterCountdown conference. We hope you loved participating in all of our workshops and watching the live educational downlink. We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Beekmantown Central School and, of course, all of our amazing presenters and sponsors. We really could not have done it without your support.

March 30, 2021 

Mark your calendars! Shine On! is excited to announce that NASA has officially scheduled our downlink for May 6. Stay tuned for a more detailed conference schedule. This date is subject to change based on ISS operations. 

February 10, 2021 

The Shine On! Committee is thrilled to announce that we have been selected to host a downlink from NASA during Mission 65. This downlink will allow students from partnering school districts to have a live virtual conversation with astronauts aboard the International Space Station at our 2021 conference! The conference, currently waiting to be scheduled based on ISS operations and crew member assignments, will be a day full of workshops from educators and STEM professionals from all over New York! We are currently seeking additional educators and STEM professionals to conduct STEM related workshops for our conference. For more information please email us at!

September 19, 2020 

Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has made it impossible to safely host our 2021 Shine On! Conference. However, the Shine On! committee is excited to announce the launch of our new virtual program— Sunny Buddies! As participants of this program, your girls will attend weekly interactive virtual workshops with Shine On! Mentors and other girls from across the North Country. Each of the workshops we have created is a modified version of the workshops we use for the Shine On! Conference. Registration is now open! Make sure you sign up quickly; space is limited and the first day of the program is September 28!

April 3, 2020 

Check out the new Shine On! YouTube channel! With our workplaces and classrooms moving online, we figured we should adapt to the current situation as well, and bring the Shine on! Conference to you. We are so excited to share our first workshop video with you: Character Strengths, brought to you by the Shine On! Committee. We will be posting more workshop videos in the future as the committee works hard to create more content for your girls to enjoy and learn from at home. All of our workshop videos will be posted on our YouTube channel, which is linked in the menu above. 

March 11, 2020 

On Wednesday afternoon, Andrew Cuomo announced that all SUNY campuses will be closing and moving to online learning for the remainder of the semester in response to the COVID-19 outbreak throughout the state. As such, we regret to inform you that the April 18 Shine On! Conference is canceled. 

February 4, 2020

Shine On! is pleased to announce our 2020 conference, "Girls Are Outta This World!" This space-themed adventure will teach media and marketing literacy, communication skills, and character strengths. Registration will be open on February 29 at 10 a.m. 

January 20, 2020

Our very own Shine On! committee alumnae Lmani Burroughs and Danielle Johnson-King recently gave TEDx talks at Plattsburgh High School. Missed it? Both talks were just posted on Youtube! Check them out here!

The Power of Zest | Danielle Johnson-King | TEDxYouth@PHS

The Power of Failure | Imani Burroughs | TEDxYouth@PHS


April 18, 2019

Shine On! will award a $500 scholarship to a female in the North Country area (Clinton, Essex and Franklin) intending to matriculate into SUNY Plattsburgh in Fall 2020 who best demonstrates a clear understanding of our mission. The chosen recipient will possess strong character strengths, communication skills and insight when it comes to media and marketing literacy. Follow this link to apply!


  • Fill out the application entirely

  • Submit an updated resume

  • Respond to 2 long answer questions

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March 7 - May 7, 2019

Our Parent Workshops have returned! Check out our Parent Workshop Series page for more information and registration on this year's workshops. They include many sessions for parents looking for guidance or just for a safe place to ask questions. All workshops are free thanks to our sponsors. 


November 30, 2018

SUNY Plattsburgh's 9th annual Shine On! program awarded this year's Shine True award to Omega Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and Fred Villari's Studios. The awards were given to these two community-oriented organizations Friday night during the men's basketball game. The organizations chosen have shown the SUNY Plattsburgh campus and the local community what it really means to portray the seven character strengths. We congratulate the recipients for helping us build confident, resilient young women. 

October 21, 2017
SUNY Plattsburgh’s 8th annual Shine On! program awarded their first Shine True award to the college women’s hockey team on Saturday, October 21 in the Ronald B. Stafford Arena. The ShineTrue award is given to outstanding women not only in the SUNY Plattsburgh community, but the local Plattsburgh area as well. These women portray what it really means to be a ShineOn! girl They resemble the seven characters strengths, they are active in the community and are overall great women. We are so proud of our local women and we congratulate the women's hockey team for striving to build strong resilient women.

September 11, 2017
​SUNY Plattsburgh's Shine On! was chosen as one of five colleges and universities nationwide to receive a 2017 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award from The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars. The program is beyond grateful for this national recognition and couldn't have done it without all the support from home.

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