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Precious McKoy, SHIELD Mentor Program Founder/Executive Director

Precious McKoy

✨✨ Author ✨ Nonprofit Executive ✨ Community Leader ✨ Parent & Youth Advocate ✨ Powerful Motivational Speaker ✨✨

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Are you giving the best advice to change a young person's whole trajectory in life?  Teaching youth how to be successful, prosperous, and happy requires a lot of work. But you don't have to do this alone.

Precious Mckoy, SHIELD Mentor Program Founder/Executive Director


Precious McKoy leads the SHIELD Mentor Program (SHIELD) as the Founder/Executive Director.  She is a native of Greensboro, NC and has worked in the nonprofit community for the last twelve years. 


Under her leadership, SHIELD has gone from an early-stage startup to a sustainable organization and is now a leader in the mentoring services in the Greensboro community.

Her passion is to provide youth with the leadership development skills that they need to be successful in life by pursuing their personal goals and dreams.

Her interests and expertise focus on youth development and adolescent issues emphasizing mentoring relationships, community service, and experiential learning. 

She has developed and implemented initiatives to provide youth with a full range of mentoring programs and services. Her approach is to impact youth one decision at a time, to shape youths' character, and to guide them toward positive behaviors.

Precious’ deepest passion is to encourage young people to find their purpose in life by identifying their strengths and weaknesses and helping them to grow and improve in character by equipping them with a plan, a task, and a path.

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  • Growth Mindset

  • Youthpreneurs

  • Youth Advocacy

  • The 4 P's to Purpose

  • Leadership

  • Resiliency

  • Why Being a Middle Child is the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me

  • Success Defined by You

  • Youth Engagement

  • Working Today for Tomorrow: Why Having a Job is Critical


  • Staff Development Trainings

  • Child Advocacy Trainings

  • Youth Conferences

  • Youth Life Skills Workshops

  • Graduation Ceremonies

  • All Girls Retreats

  • Panels

  • High Schools

  • Middle Schools

  • Elementary Schools


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