Somali Health Initiative for Nutrition Education (SHINE)


Members of SHINE have the unique opportunity to volunteer to teach children from 6th to 8th grade at the Focus Learning Academy of Northern Columbus.  They cover lessons related to health and nutrition and form longitudinal relationships with school children.


SHINE Service Opportunity

SHINE is pleased to host middle school students from the Focus Learning Academy of Northern Columbus at OSU on Thursday, January 25. We are seeking panelists from graduate or professional schools to speak about how you chose your career and share advice for students with big dreams. Please contact coordinator Mubarik Mohamed.

We also have a special opportunity for students to be SHINE mentors. As a SHINE mentor, you will have lunch with a small group of students, share your college experience and create a Buckeye-themed encouragement card for your mentees to bring home. Please contact Audrey White for more information.

The complete field trip schedule is below:

9:30-10:15 AM – Volunteer check-in, students arrive (Dorothy Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, Lobby)
10:15-10:40 – Welcome from OSU COM Admissions (Dorothy Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, Room 170)
10:40-11:30 – Graduate and Professional Student Panel
11:30-12:20 – Lunch with SHINE mentors
12:30 PM-2 PM – Facility Tours, Anatomy Web Lab (Graves Hall, Room B130)
2 PM – Farewell and “Thank You” Card Distribution

To see our other volunteer opportunities, sign up here​.

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Current Leadership

  • Muburik Mohamed (