In addition to its South Florida programming, Honey Shine introduced the afterschool program in two elementary schools in Los Angeles, California. Through UTD, the Honey Shine Program was introduced to the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), in efforts to successfully promote the program initiatives to young girls in the LA market. Honey Shine’s principle values and programmatic objectives directly align with the UTLA initiative “The Schools LA Students Deserve,” and the schools and principals have expressed their delight in welcoming the program into their schools.
Notably, the program has worked with Hip Hop Pioneer, MC Lyte, who is delighted to bring the program to her current residence, Los Angeles, CA through her foundation the Hip Hop Sisters Network. Hip Hop Sisters is a non-profit foundation that promotes positive images of women of ethnic diversity, bringing leaders together from the world of Hip Hop, the entertainment industry, and the corporate world.
Check out pictures from the LA launch on Sept. 10, 2015!