Shining Mountain Center for Peaceful Childhood Inc.
, is a not for profit organization committed to providing innovative, natural solutions to children’s challenges, regardless of their economic and social backgrounds. Full and partial scholarships are available to those who satisfy financial assistance requirements. Scholarships are needed for the 18 week individual programs, 8 weeks Group Programs, school programs, summer camps and summer school programs, trainings for teachers and healthcare providers.

During the next 3 years, we plan to secure funding for the land and buildings for the Korczak’s Center in the Berkshires, MA. The Center will be located on a minimum of 3 acres of land, will overlook a mountain and will be comprised of 3 round structures. Each individual structure will be dedicated to one specific service: education, culture, and therapeutics. All interior and exterior building materials and products will be environmentally safe and will provide a tangible, “living model” for families and other interested parties to learn how to provide a safer, healthier environment for their children. Visitors will have an opportunity to learn about the life and work of Dr. Korczak and other educational pioneers.


We promise that we will spend your donations wisely, regularly update you on what your support accomplishes, and make you proud of being part of The Shining Mountain.

Types of Donations:

Star Donors: Star Donors are individuals, corporations, businesses and organizations who sponsor one or more child for full or partial scholarships for the individual, group or summer program. Donors will have the possibility to meet their sponsored child and receive regular updates of their progress.

Star Donors also have the opportunity to provide scholarships for training educators and healthcare provider, as well as establishing the Five Star Program© for schools.

Star Scholarships: Nominations for Star Scholarship candidates are solicited from the general public based on a child’s need, program availability and scholarship fund availability. Scholarship recipients are notified of their acceptance into the program, the type of scholarship awarded, and their Star Donor.
Please contact the Center at 845-425-7243 for more information about our programs, scholarships and donor opportunities.

Donations can be made online via PayPal, or by visiting www.nycharities.org

Shining Mountain Center for Peaceful Childhood
is a 501 ( c ) (3) organization; all donations are tax deductible.