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Don't Miss Out on Engaging Community Events this Summer with the SHIELD Mentor Program


Greensboro, NC - June 28, 2023 - The SHIELD Mentor Program is thrilled to unveil a lineup of engaging events and programs for the upcoming summer. With a strong emphasis on education, community engagement, and celebration, these events promise unforgettable experiences for participants of all ages. The SHIELD Mentor Program invites community members to join in and be part of these transformative opportunities.

Greensboro Science Center Event - July 15:

We are delighted to announce our collaboration with the Greensboro Science Center (GSC), offering an incredible opportunity for our program participants to explore and learn in a dynamic and interactive environment. The group visit to the GSC will provide access to a wide range of exciting experiences, including the new Cole Family Monarch Conservation Center and Butterfly House, the immersive OmniSphere Theater, and thrilling Adventure Theater shows. Additionally, there are additional experiences available for scholarship funding, such as the exhilarating SKYWILD treetop aerial adventure ropes course, the breathtaking FLYWAY zipline across Lake Sloan, and the beloved Rotary Club of Greensboro Carousel with its unique animal characters. Don't miss out on this extraordinary adventure! Register by July 3, 2023, at the following link:

15th-Year Anniversary Celebration - July 22:

The SHIELD Mentor Program proudly commemorates its 15th year of empowering young people and transforming lives through mentorship. On July 22, we cordially invite the community to join us in celebrating this significant milestone. The 15th-Year Anniversary Celebration will be an occasion for reflection, appreciation, and recognition of the exceptional individuals who have contributed to our success. Be part of this momentous event! Register by July 11th, 2023, at the following link:

Back to School Desk Giveaway - August 2023:

As the new school year approaches, the SHIELD Mentor Program recognizes the importance of providing a supportive learning environment for every student. In August, we are committed to distributing desks to students in need. This initiative aims to ensure that students have a dedicated space for studying and personal growth, setting them up for academic success. Express your interest today! Please sign up as soon as possible at the following link:

SHIELD Mentor Program AAMASE Sessions - August 7-18:

From August 7 to August 18, the SHIELD Mentor Program is excited to offer the AAMASE sessions. This co-design program is specifically designed to introduce Black young girls to STEM careers and entrepreneurship through a makerspace setting. These sessions are completely free and will empower participants while nurturing their love for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Limited spots are available, so don't delay! Register at the following link:

The SHIELD Mentor Program extends a warm invitation to the community to actively participate in these incredible events. Whether it's exploring the wonders of science, celebrating our 15th anniversary, or contributing to community initiatives, your presence and involvement will make a significant difference.

Stay connected with us by joining the SHIELD Online Community to receive ongoing updates and opportunities to get involved.

For media inquiries, interviews, or additional information about the SHIELD Mentor Program, please contact:

Precious McKoy

Founder/Executive Director


About the SHIELD Mentor Program:

The SHIELD Mentor Program is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization founded in January 2008. Our mission is to Strengthen, Help, Inspire, and Encourage Leadership Development by delivering structured mentoring activities and programs for young people. Through our innovative approach, we empower youth to overcome limitations and achieve their highest potential. For more information, visit



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