SHIELD Mentor
          Program

Bridging
the
Gap
today…For
a

  brighter
future
tomorrow.

Our
community
must
develop

tomorrow’s
leaders
for
a
challenging

future.

Yet,
youth
today
face
new
and

growing
challeng...
  Effective,
            high-quality and enduring mentoring is
 associated with the capacity for youth to engage in
 hig...
Teens
in
our
community
regularly
deal

with
serious
issues
and
the
results
are

oDen
seen
in
negaEve
consequences.

The
North
Carolina
State
Department
of
Public
InstrucEon

 released
its
2007‐08
Annual
Dropout
Report
indicaEng
that:

  ...
In
a
2007‐2008
report
of
Guilford
County
Schools’

  violence
suspensions,
The
N.C.
Department
of
Public

  InstrucEon
rep...
On
average,
one
in
six
N.C.
high
school

students
receives
an
out‐of‐school

short‐term
suspension
each
year.

760

studen...
Mentoring
is
the
act
in
which
an
adult
is

linked
with
a
young
person
to
assist
them
in

being
more
successful
in
what
eve...
Our mission it to:
Promote a mentoring spirit while matching
youth with community role models. Youth
live in a world full ...
  Goal
     setting skills – to establish objectives
 towards an aspired future
  Character    building – to have positi...
SHIELD
Mentor
Program


Visit
us
online:
www.shieldyouth.com



           PO
Box
13266

       Greensboro,
NC
27415


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SHIELD Mentor Program connects middle and high school youths with a mentor to service them with life-changing experiences that are focused on equipping them with a plan, a task, and a path. SHIELD's long-term goal is to help teens find their purpose in life by identifying their strengths and weaknesses and allowing them to grow and improve in character.

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SHIELD ONLINE MENTORING

  1. 1. SHIELD Mentor Program Bridging
the
Gap
today…For
a
 brighter
future
tomorrow.

  2. 2. Our
community
must
develop
 tomorrow’s
leaders
for
a
challenging
 future.

Yet,
youth
today
face
new
and
 growing
challenges
just
to
survive
and
 become
self‐sufficient
adults.

  3. 3.   Effective, high-quality and enduring mentoring is associated with the capacity for youth to engage in high-quality social relationships, to have greater academic achievement, school engagement, school adjustment, and to view their futures more positively (Rhodes, Spencer, Keller, Liang, & Noam, 2006).   Prevents and reduces high risk behaviors such as adolescent aggression, and increases interpersonal skills, self esteem and more positive long-term outcomes (Resnick, 2000)   Decreasesaffiliation with violent peers, improves school achievement, and contributes to abstention from drugs and alcohol (Rhodes et al, 2000; Sipe, 2002)
  4. 4. Teens
in
our
community
regularly
deal
 with
serious
issues
and
the
results
are
 oDen
seen
in
negaEve
consequences.

  5. 5. The
North
Carolina
State
Department
of
Public
InstrucEon
 released
its
2007‐08
Annual
Dropout
Report
indicaEng
that:
   Guilford
County
Schools’
(GCS)
dropout
rate
increased
from
 2.99
percent
in
2006‐07
to
3.31
percent
in
2007
‐
2008,
or
 about
760
students.
   Statewide,
data
analysis
found
that
32%
dropouts
le2
during
 the
9th
grade
year
a2er
the
transi7on
from
middle
school
to
 high
school,
while
the
number
decreases
to
25
percent
in
the
 10th
grade
year
and
22
percent
in
the
11th
grade
(h[p://www.gcsnc.com/ news/news_detail.aspx?n_id=640).




  6. 6. In
a
2007‐2008
report
of
Guilford
County
Schools’
 violence
suspensions,
The
N.C.
Department
of
Public
 InstrucEon
reported
that:
   386
acts
of
violence
were
reported
in
high
schools

   182
reported
acts
of
violence
were
reported
in
middle
 schools

  7. 7. On
average,
one
in
six
N.C.
high
school
 students
receives
an
out‐of‐school
 short‐term
suspension
each
year.

760
 students
dropped
out
of
Guilford
 County
schools
last
year,
seriously
 disadvantaging
them
to
reaching
their
 potenEal.

  8. 8. Mentoring
is
the
act
in
which
an
adult
is
 linked
with
a
young
person
to
assist
them
in
 being
more
successful
in
what
ever
goals
 they
have
established.

Mentoring
can
 actually
posiEvely
transform
the
way
a
 person
views
themselves,
their
lives
and
 their
potenEal
for
greatness.

Mentoring
 Changes
Lives!

  9. 9. Our mission it to: Promote a mentoring spirit while matching youth with community role models. Youth live in a world full of wonderful opportunities; the goal is to give them proper guidance to obtain them.
  10. 10.   Goal setting skills – to establish objectives towards an aspired future   Character building – to have positive beliefs and values   Social skills- to articulate among a group   Conflict resolution – to mediate conflict fairly   Decision-making skills- to make positive choices
  11. 11. SHIELD
Mentor
Program
 Visit
us
online:
www.shieldyouth.com

 PO
Box
13266
 Greensboro,
NC
27415
 (336)337‐2771
 Email:
mckoyp@shieldyouth.com

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