Our Programs

We have developed a variety of programs to bring hope and vision to people in prison while providing life-changing opportunities for young artists:

    • Impact Workshops: A high-intensity short-term experience where young artists lead inmates in various performing arts to share hope that leads to life change in their facility.
    • Impact Events: A one-day performing arts production that initiates positive change in and among inmates and the entire facility.
    • ImpactTours: A 25-day journey where a select team of young artists from across the US is gathered to prepare and present Impact Events in 12 correctional facilities.

Upcoming Programs

     June 4-18, 2017

    SCI Muncy – Williamsport, PA

       July 16-29, 2017

      SCI Benner – State College, PA


      Impact Workshops

      A high-intensity short term experience where young artists direct and perform alongside inmates.

      I will never forget the time we did something so beautiful to help others. I truly appreciate how all the Shining Light students and staff made us feel a part of this entire experience.

      – Christine
      Inmate participant
      Riverside Correctional Facility
      Philadelphia, PA

      Impact Events

      The largest Christian performing arts production offered in US prisons, designed to bring positive change to each facility.

      When you perform, our hearts and minds are far beyond the walls, fences and razor wire. (No other group has done that for me in the 25 years me and my brother have been down. I know others feel the same.) You make our world inside a better place and make us strive to become better men.

      – Kevin
      Inmate, Maine State Prison

      Impact Tours

      Collegiate artists selected from across the country offer 12 Impact Events, gaining unique performance experience and first-hand insight into the world of the incarcerated.

      Shining Light left an indelible mark behind the walls of San Quentin State Prison. The energy and message, which the talented performers shared with 100’s of inmates, was profound.

      – John Curzon
      Associate Warden
      San Quentin State Prison, California

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