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“SHINE Together really does shine!  One of the things I love about homeschooling is having the freedom to choose from many different options.  Choosing SHINE Together has been a wonderful addition to our homeschool.  Mandy has the knowledge, is organized, and has a loving soul that makes for an enjoyable experience for every child.  She has many options that the kids can choose from, like fun themed days, games, arts and crafts, and lots of outside time.  Mandy is so great with the kids!  We just love her!  We are excited to continue learning.  We really will SHINE Together!”

-Jennifer McClure, parent


-Chant from four children, ages 7 to 11, at the end of our first SHINE Together day

“We have known Mandy for five years as a part of the St. Cloud Unschooling Network. I was delighted to be able to hire her to tutor my children during the past year. They attended the group classes she offered last fall and now attend SHINE Together. They are always excited to spend time with her, they adore her, and they love SHINE. They want the days to be longer, and they ask me daily when they get to go back.

SHINE Together is something I have been looking for, without really knowing what I was looking for. It is a perfect complement to our family’s chosen path of unschooling, and it is very reasonably priced. The children get time away in a safe and exciting environment that is both structured and free-flowing in ways that I could never create for them. It gives me time for self-care (time that isn’t stolen at midnight when I need to be sleeping) and time to focus on my small business.

Mandy’s approach to the kids, her energy, her dedication, and her creativity are extraordinary treasures. I know how hard she has worked to bring this vision to the light of day, but when it comes to being with the kids, she makes it look effortless. I am incredibly grateful for Mandy and her vision and for providing this rich opportunity for our family.”

-Lea Kelley, parent


“SHINE is an awesome program.  My daughter looks forward to going and always comes home excited about the day.  Mandy is a natural with children, all the kids love her.  I have been searching for years for an education program that fits with our child-led philosophy.  Finally a program that nurtures, educates, and provides social interaction!  This had been a great addition to our homeschooling.  SHINE also offers trial days for new families.  I appreciated this.  Sometimes things look like a good fit but then they're not.  We were able to try it out, and my daughter immediately wanted to know when we were going back.  Definitely a great fit for our family!”

-Lisa Robinson, parent


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