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The SHIELD Mentor Program Mentoring Model

 

 

The SHIELD Mentor Program Mentoring Model is a life-changing professionally managed, year-long leadership building intensive program focused on four focus areas: Strengthen,  Help,  Inspire  and  Encourage Leadership Development.

 

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR PY 2014-2015!

 

MISSION


Our mission is to prepare young people through holistic programs to be leaders for the purpose of empowering their communities.

  

ALL ABOUT SHIELD


The SHIELD Mentor Program (SHIELD) specializes in the integration of group mentoring, online mentoring and peer mentoring, which enables youth to receive greater positive influences from more than one individual. SHIELD's services are two-fold in that we train community members who share the mentoring spirit throughout the community to become role models as well as provide mentoring sessions in which the youth can spend time engaged in constructive and meaningful programs built towards their development.

  

WHAT DOES MENTORING ENTAIL?


Together, youth and adults participate in interactive workshops, community service activities, team building exercises, meetings with community leaders, leadership development, and focus on a specific theme, such as goal setting, decision making, conflict resolution, effective communication and teamwork.  A program year includes:

  • Monthly Saturday Leadership Workshops
  • Service projects
  • College visits
  • And more

PROGRAM OVERVIEW


SHIELD gives adolescents the opportunity to attend group mentoring workshops and correspond via e-mail on a variety of leadership development topics to prevent youth from making poor life decisions, engage them into constructive activities and enhance a positive future through an environment that is exciting, inspirational, engaging and educational. 

  

RECRUITMENT


The program brings together middle school and high school youth from many different personal backgrounds from a wide cross-section of ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds.  Selection into the program is based on commitment to participate, parental support, dedication to SHIELD's mission, maturity and potential for learning leadership skills.

 

HOW ARE MENTORS/MENTEES MATCHED?


After successful completion of six group mentoring sessions Mentees will be eligible to be matched with a Mentor.  A successful mentoring relationship is highly dependent upon mutual interests and compatible personalities.  The match process is bi-directional, taking into account not only the Mentee's preferences for a Mentor, but also the Mentor's preferences for a Mentee.  The initial matches are based on the information provided by the Mentee on their Mentoring Profile Sheet. Every effort is made to match students with a Mentor who will be best suited to their professional and/or academic interests. 

SHIELD MENTOR PROGRAM MEETING LOCATIONS AND SCHEDULES


 

 

SHIELD Mentor Program

Meeting Location: 841 Winston St.

Greensboro, NC

Schedule: Meeting every 2nd and 4th Saturday from 10 AM - 12 PM

Visit to Enroll

 

 

 

 

Operation Xcel

 

 

Partner Site: Operation Xcel

Meeting Location: 620 E. Lexington Ave

High Point, NC 27262

Schedule: Meeting every 1st Saturday from 1 PM - 3 PM

View Partner Site to Enroll

 

Interested?  For more information on starting a site, please contact Precious McKoy at 336-337-2771 or mckoyp@shieldyouth.com.