2018 Recipient

Today's guest speaker, Kimberly Stark,  focused on the importance of individual stories, and how overcoming obstacles and showing a resilient spirit is a positive character trait that can inspire others to achieve their goals too.  Graduates spoke and thanked teachers, family, and friends for their support. The remarks again showed how the community of the South Area Adult Education Center, under the leadership of Principal Rebecca Camp, provides a positive and supportive environment for students who have chosen an alternate educational path to achieve their high school diploma or GED.  


2017 Shining Through Shadows


Resilient Spirit Scholarship Award


$1,000 - $500 each semester

2015 Recipient (above)

Thank you to the local businesses and friends in Melbourne Beach and Melbourne who donated items for our event: New England Eatery, Sand on the Beach/ Papaj Restaurants, Sunnyside Cafe, Sundae's At the Beach, Get Your Groom On, Melbourne Beach Supermarket, Amy Adams- Author of Tagged, the Hunter family, the Stark family,  Jersey Mike's, 905 Cafe, Indialantic Seafood Company, Ace Hardware Indialantic/Beachside Plumbing and Supply, Paddling Paradise, and That Little Restaurant. 

South Area Adult Education Center Graduation Ceremony, July 2, 2015

Shining Through Shadows co-founder, Susie Stark, had the honor and privilege to be a guest speaker and announce the recipient of the third annual Shining Through Shadows Resilient Spirit Scholarship on June 30th  at the South Area Adult Education Commencement Ceremony. This scholarship is given through the Brevard Schools Foundation.


Gianna Killian will be attending Eastern Florida State College for the Fall semester. Her goal is to become a paralegal. Gianna told us that she had planned to go part-time, but because of our scholarship she will be attending full time instead! Congratulations Gianna and all the 2017 Adult Education graduates


A beautiful afternoon for a backyard concert to benefit Shining Through Shadows, Inc. The Spring fundraising event raised $2,031  toward our 2016 goal of $5,000.

2016 Awarded to

Zachary Faunce


2016 Spring Fundraiser 

featuring musician Sam Sims

                                                     Sunday, March 20th from 2-5 pm

                                                     Melbourne Beach, FL