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Refer/Enroll a Mentee


Thank you for your interest in joining SHIELD! Currently, we are seeking new participants to join our group for the 2015-2016 Program Year. Space is limited and applciants will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

We accept referrals from teachers, principals, social workers, grandparents, guidance counselors, neighbors and other concerned individuals who recognize a young person's potential. However enrollment in SHIELD program requires approval and participation by a child's parent or legal guardian. All parents must want their children to be in SHIELD program, and all children must want to participate fully in the leadership program.



Mentee Application (youth ages 9 – 16)

Note: We are still accepting applications on a rolling basis.  Please bring it along with you to the next meeting. 


To return the completed forms, please schedule an appointment or the parent/guardian and youth participant will need to bring the application along with you to the next upcoming meeting (See Calendar).

NOTE: Submitting an application does not guarantee being selected.  Part of the process of being selected is actively completing orientation and training.  SHIELD staff will review the mentee application and respond to the parent/guardian in an email of acceptance into the program. 


Become a Peer Mentor (Open to High School Juniors and Seniors)

The SHIELD Mentor Program is now accepting applications for students to become Peer Mentors for the 2015-2016 program year. We are seeking academically successful students to apply for these excellent leadership and teaching opportunities.  To join, download and complete one of the Peer Mentor Application (Open to High School Juniors and Seniors ONLY).

Important Dates for Program Year 2015 - 2016





Session 1: Getting Started

August 29, 2015 - Orientation September 12, 2015

Session 2: Self-Awareness

September 26, 2015

October 10, 2015

Session 3: Relationship-Building

October 24, 2015

November 14, 2015

Session 4: Vision Your Future

December 12, 2015

January 9, 2016

Session 5: Goal Setting

January 23, 2016

February 13, 2016

Session 6: Aligning Behaviors

February 27, 2016

March 12, 2016

Session 7: Career Exploration

March 26, 2016

April 9, 2016

Session 8: Connecting with Education

April 23, 2016

May 14, 2016

Session 9: Leadership Training

May 28, 2016

June 11, 2016

Session 10: Problem-Solving

June 25, 2016

July 9, 2016

Session 11: Social Change

July 23, 2016

August 13, 2016

Session 12: Closing Ceremony

August 27, 2016