We invite you to get connected with the 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 youth members 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 members to join you on the 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.
Get noticed by members with similar interests to build your network.
Follow other members to stay up to date on what they’re up to.
Why Online Mentoring?
We offer an exclusive platform just for youth and parents. This provides families an opportunity to find exactly who or what they are looking for, whether it be mentoring, motivation, or inspiration.
Mentoring circles are a form of group mentoring that encourages participants from all levels of our mentoring program to discuss topics of interest.
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 participants with actionable support or simply be there to listen.