Operation Shine America creates events that feature homeless youth, where anyone and everyone can hear their stories.
We are an advocacy, education, and outreach organization that raises awareness of the homeless youth epidemic in America. We inspire and empower the public through positive personal, local, and national activism. We mentor and empower youth to advocate for themselves and their community; while encouraging positive social change through community awareness training and community action. We celebrate cultural diversity by building positive bridges and mutual mentorship between communities.
We envision a harmonious world where respectful and compassionate communities work with one another, celebrating the authenticity and diversity of our cultures, strengthening the integrity of our collective society, learning new ways of living without fear, resolving any issues that cause imbalance to the collective, and establishing justice and full equality for all.
One moment can inspire the heart. One mission can empower a community.
One voice can transform the world.
In 2009, Cai Noble and Jill Hardman walked across America documenting homeless youth camps.
Here is some of what they saw.
Cai has organized shines in dozens of cities. Formerly homeless herself, she now advocates for homeless youth.
Jill has walked across America in 2009 with Cai Noble, documenting different homeless youth camps on film.
Berta takes care of the internal needs of OSA and inspires the team from morning til night.
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