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SHIELD Youth Participants on UNCG's Campus

At the SHIELD Mentor Program, we are driven by our Theory of Change, which is shaped by extensive research, input from mentoring experts, and most importantly, the valuable insights of young people, their mentors, and our partners. Our aim is to provide leadership, character-building, and educational resources to underrepresented and underserved minority youth. Through our innovative mentoring programs and dedicated mentors, we create an empowering environment that fosters growth, resilience, and academic self-efficacy.

Nurturing Success for the Future

Join our vibrant SHIELD Online Community designed to support and guide youth and families toward success in the ever-evolving future world. We offer a range of resources, tools, and engaging discussions to keep participants on track and motivated.

Unleashing Potential and Excellence

Our flagship mentoring programs, the SHIELD Saturday Leadership Academy (SSLA) and Eagle Merit Program (EMP), bring together passionate mentors who are committed to helping young participants excel and reach their highest potential in college and beyond. Through personalized guidance, skills development, and meaningful connections, our mentors instill confidence, ignite ambition, and nurture leadership qualities.

Breaking Cycles, Building Stronger Families

We understand the critical role of parents in shaping the lives of their children. Our intentional parenting initiatives offer a robust network of support and resources, empowering families to break generational cycles of setbacks. Together, we create a foundation for success, enabling families to thrive and overcome challenges.

Behavioral Outcomes: Unlocking Growth and Resilience

Our mentoring programs cultivate essential behavioral outcomes that pave the way for lifelong success. Participants develop a growth mindset, acquire empowerment skills, build resilience, set goals, and foster academic self-efficacy. These transformative skills empower youth to overcome obstacles, embrace challenges, and confidently pursue their dreams.

Community Partners: Collaboration for Impact

We value collaboration and actively engage with a network of community partners who share our commitment to empowering youth. Through strategic partnerships, we leverage collective expertise, resources, and support to create a lasting impact on the lives of young individuals.

Alumni Network: Lifelong Support and Connections

Our dedication extends beyond program completion. Our alumni network provides ongoing support and connections for our volunteers, youth, and families. We believe in nurturing lifelong relationships, fostering mentorship opportunities, and celebrating the achievements of our community.

Join us at the SHIELD Mentor Program as we empower youth, build strong families, and create a brighter future for the next generation. Together, we can make a lasting difference. Contact us at today to learn more about our programs and how you can get involved.

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