We invite you to get connected with our SHIELD Online Community!
The SHIELD Online Community is a registration-only online mentoring platform where youth, parents, and families meet via any device.
Youth participants will have the opportunity to interact with their mentors and other families on the online mentoring platform. Mentors will post at least one activity per week for youth to watch interactive videos and download activity sheets. The goal is to get youth participants thinking about their individual potential, interacting with peers, and engaging in group activities online.
Parents/Guardians/Caregivers are strongly encouraged to participate with their youth in the SHIELD Online Community. By signing up as a registered user on the SHIELD Online Community, families may view the posted activities and comment in the online forum/comments section.
(ages 12 and under)
Youth ages 12 and under are welcome to join our SHIELD Online Community with parental permission.
(ages 13 and up)
Youth ages 13 and up are welcome to join our SHIELD Online Community.
Find like-minded families by connecting with them on the SHIELD Online Community.
What do you get when you sign up?
Join a group of youth and parents, get to know one another, and create connections online.
Invite other families to join you on our SHIELD Online Community and build your network.
Customize your profile and add contact information, images, upload videos, join groups, and much more!
Get notified of any activity on your profile or when other members are trying to connect with you.
Personally message those you want to connect with instantly from any device.
View recent updates on our platform and get notified of the latest activity.
Check our online community for upcoming events that you don't want to miss.
You can access this content 24 hours a day 7 days a week from ANY location in the world.
Fully device responsive — working on computers, tablets, and phones.
Why Join Our SHIELD Online Community?
We offer an exclusive platform just for youth and parents. The SHIELD Online Community provides families an opportunity to find exactly who or what they are looking for, whether it be mentoring, motivation, or inspiration.
Affinity Groups are available based on common hobbies and interests. It's a wonderful way to network and connect with people who are best for you.
The SHIELD Online Community connects participants with inspiring role models via our live, interactive webinar series.
With unlimited video chats, regular check-ins, and personal goal plans, mentors can help youth participants with actionable support or simply be there to listen.