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(for returning 5th - 6th Graders)


The Nestling program at SHIELD Mentor Program is designed for returning 5th - 6th graders who are eager to make a positive impact in their community. Through mentoring clusters, youth participants will actively engage in various community initiatives such as homelessness prevention, childhood literacy, sustainable foods, and more.

This program provides an opportunity for participants to develop their leadership skills while working collaboratively on meaningful projects. They will create action plans, contribute to community service projects, and actively participate in a dedicated Day of Service.

Join the Nestling program and empower your child to become a compassionate leader and changemaker in their community. Invest in their future and watch them thrive as they make a real difference in the lives of others.

  • Action Plan

  • Community Service Project

  • Day of Service

 Program Cost:

 $75 (Payment plans available.)

Nestling Badge

Eagle Merit Program


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Golden Eagle

(for returning 7th - 8th Graders)


The Golden Eagle program at SHIELD Mentor Program is specially designed for returning 7th - 8th graders who are ready to take their leadership skills to the next level. This program focuses on developing public speaking and public service skills, empowering participants to become exemplary leaders within their community.

Through engaging activities and workshops, youth participants will learn the art of speech writing and hone their public speaking abilities. They will have the opportunity to showcase their skills and compete in a stimulating public speaking competition, where they can demonstrate their leadership and communication talents.

Join the Golden Eagle program and equip your child with the confidence and skills needed to excel in public speaking and become a respected leader in their community. Invest in their growth and watch them soar as they become powerful advocates for change.

  • Speech Writing Skills

  • Public Speaking Competition

Program Cost:

$125 (Payment plans available.)

Bald Eagles

(for returning 9th - 10th Graders)


The Bald Eagles program at SHIELD Mentor Program is designed for returning 9th - 10th graders who are ready to explore the world of entrepreneurship and financial management. This program focuses on cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset and equipping participants with essential skills to succeed in the business world.

Youth participants will have the opportunity to develop their business acumen by creating a business or personal plan. They will learn the fundamentals of budgeting and financial management, gaining valuable insights into money management strategies.

To showcase their learning, participants will develop professional marketing materials and present their ideas through a mock business plan. They will have the chance to demonstrate their creativity, critical thinking, and persuasive communication skills.

The culmination of the Bald Eagles program is the Business Fair & Retail Booths, where participants can put their entrepreneurial skills to the test. They will have the opportunity to showcase their products or services, interact with customers, and gain hands-on experience in running a business.

Join the Bald Eagles program and empower your child to become a future business leader. Through practical experiences and engaging activities, they will develop an entrepreneurial mindset, financial literacy, and the confidence to pursue their dreams.

  • Business/Personal Plan

  • Professional Marketing Materials

  • Business Fair & Retail Booths

 Program Cost:

 $125 (Payment plans available.)

Bald Eagle Badge


Focus on Self-Awareness & Relationship-Building​

To lead others, our youth will develop who they are and/or want to be to connect with common interests and shared values.


Focus on Visioning, Goal Setting and Decision Making

Our youth will explore their desired future and set important goals while turning talk into action by supporting positive habits.


Focus on Future Growth

Our youth will focus on activities to have a better direction by connecting career and college readiness to achieve their future goals.


Focus on Ongoing Achievement

Our youth will implement plans for the future that involve the skills they explored. The program concludes with the planning and implementation of social change. 

Soaring Eagle Badge

Soaring Eagle

(for returning 11th - 12th Graders)


The Soaring Eagle program at SHIELD Mentor Program is designed for returning 11th - 12th graders who are ready to take on leadership roles and shape the future of the organization. This program focuses on honing leadership skills, exploring career options, and planning for the future.


Youth participants will have the opportunity to serve on the youth leadership board, where they will actively contribute to decision-making processes and provide valuable insights to shape the direction of the organization. Through this experience, they will develop crucial leadership and teamwork skills that will benefit them in their academic and professional lives.

In addition, participants will have the chance to engage in on-site visits to local businesses. These visits will provide them with real-world exposure to different industries, career paths, and workplace environments. By interacting with professionals in various fields, they will gain insights into potential career options and build their professional networks.

As part of the Soaring Eagle program, youth participants will also engage in career and future planning activities. They will receive guidance and resources to explore their passions, set goals, and develop a comprehensive plan for their future endeavors, whether it be pursuing higher education, entering the workforce, or starting their own ventures.

Join the Soaring Eagle program and empower your child to become a confident leader and pave their path towards a successful future. Through meaningful leadership experiences, career exploration, and future planning, they will be equipped with the skills and mindset necessary to thrive in their personal and professional lives.

  • Leadership Service

  • Career/Future Planning

Program Cost:

$125 (Payment plans available.)

Leadership Development

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