In 2012 Kehli and Terence Berry created 1 Shine Youth, a non profit organization committed to providing quality youth programming to the youth of Compton, Long Beach and surrounding cities.

With a passion for youth development, leadership, and performing arts, they provided a safe-haven to keep the youth off of the streets and provided resources for them to help them to enhance the quality of their life as they matriculate into young adulthood.

Not only are Keli & Terence Berry community leaders, public speakers, and educators; they are performing artists and parents to amazing children.  


Keli is a Dancer and the Creative Director for the Divas of Compton and Terence is a Spoken Word Poet, and Artist Developer.

Together they aspire to enhance their community and build up the next generation of community leaders and change agents.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

 

THE ADMINISTRATORS AND instructors AT 1-Shine Youth  ARE UNITED IN THEIR BELIEF THAT ALL CHILDREN:

 

  • Have the power to learn 

  • Are curious & creative

  • Can succeed

  • Are capable of being youth leaders
     

No two students have exactly the same skills, learning style, or learning pace. That’s why we create an individual learning plan for every child. Your child's learning plan will combine direct instruction, group instruction, and an independent learning guide that works for your child's developmental needs.

1 Shine Directors

"We believe that children have higher rates of achieving their goals when they have a strong parental support system."

 

Shine encourages parents to take an active role in their child's membership within 1 Shine.

 

JOin our "PTA"

 

Join us for monthly meetings where we discuss upcoming events, program details, fundraisers, & more.


JOIN OUR PTA !

Coach J began his coaching career while in Jr High School and found his niche in gymnastics and all aspects of Cheerleading, with a special emphasis on choreography and tumbling.

As a former collegiate cheerleader, Coach J has a wealth of knowledge in tumbling and stunting and his calm demeanor and passionate strategic approach to coaching helps his athletes increase their skill level while building confidence in each athlete.

Coach J is certified in the following:

USGA Safety Certified

USASF Levels 1-2-3-4-5

AACCA (American Association of Cheerleading Coaches & Administrators

YOUTH

The Instructors of 1 Shine Youth are individuals who have a passion for youth leadership through performing arts.  With extensive training in their genre of performing arts, the Instructors of 1 Shine Youth encourage hard work, equality, unity, and dedication.  In addition,  our 1 Shine Instructors challenge the youth of 1 Shine to be the best versions of themselves and to work diligently towards achieving their dreams and aspirations.

Jovonie Leonard is a professionally trained dancer who began dancing at a young age under the tutelage of Debbie Allen.

Jovonie went on to become an alumna of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy and attended Alvin Ailey Dance where she received professional dance education training in Ballet, Jazz, Horton Technique, and more.

Jovonie has over 15 years professional dance experience in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, & contemporary dance styles.

1 Shine Instructors

Jermaica Thomas

Cheer & Tumbling Instructor

PARENT’S Taking Action

"PTA"

Ms. Semont Lee-Davis was born and raised in St. Louis Missouri.  She is a graduate from the University of Arkansas Pine-Bluff (UAPB).

​While attending UAPB she danced for the Marching Musical Machine of the Mid-South "Golden Girls" from 2012-2016.

Semont has over 10 years of experience in Majorette, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, and Hip Hop, however, Semont loves teaching the majorette style of dance the best and encourages her students to pursue dance in college and professionally.


Semont Lee- Davis 

Dance Instructor & Coach

Jovonie Leonard

Dance Instructor