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Marines Mentoring Program

HONOR • COURAGE • COMMITMENT – Character Traits to Share with Today’s Youth
H&S, HQMC, Henderson Hall & Long Branch Elementary School Partnership in Education.

Mentoring Generation Z
Join Us! Make the difference!
Become a Mentor!

Marines and civilians are needed to support the Partnership in Education Mentoring Program. Volunteers help provide mentorship and academic support while building a relationship that will shape a child’s life and strengthen our community relations. As a mentor you will serve as a trusted advisor who serves to enhance a child’s academic success and confidence. Join the 3 million mentors in our country who help make a difference in a child’s life.

The mentorship program is a reading program where students read to the mentors and mentors provide positive feedback to assure their efforts. Did you know that a child who receives more assurance (from a mentor) is more likely to believe and trust in themselves? As a result their grades can increase as well as their likelihood of success.

The Mentoring program takes place at Long Branch Elementary School on select Tuesdays from 2–3 pm, beginning October 10, 2017. Transportation is provided from Bldg. 12 (near the carwash) and departure is at 1:40 pm. All DoD ID card holders are invited to join us.

Attire: Military uniform. The students absolutely love military members in their uniform, so if you can wear it please do! Civilian attire is also accepted.

Registration is required. For more information and to register, please contact Amy Fishman: 703-693-8378 or

Marines Mentoring Program Calendar

Marines Mentoring Program

Marines Mentoring Program

Lunch Buddy: Marines eating lunch with elementary school students:
  11:00 am – 1:00 pm and 12:40–1:10 pm.
Reading Program: Marines reading with students: 2:00–2:45 pm.

Volunteers are needed; call 703-693-8378 to register.

Activities include: Mentoring, Playing Games, Holiday Event, Field Day.

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Volunteer Spotlight

SSgt Mildred Shines is a Maryland native with roots in Prince George’s County. She has served in the Marine Corps for almost 10 years and continues to excel in her academic and personal endeavors. Her recent promotion to SSgt reflects her dedication, commitment and perseverance towards excellence in achievement.

“She is determined and self-motivated,” added a colleague at her recent promotion. The same can be said about SSgt Shines work ethic as she mentors students at Long Branch Elementary. SSgt Shines has been a volunteer with the School Liaison Program at Henderson Hall for two consecutive years with Arlington Public Schools.

She began volunteering ardently as a high school student and 10 years later continues to devote her leisure time to organizations such as Toys for Tots and Young Marines.

Her charisma resonates with the students at Long Branch as she combines humor and reading with her style of mentoring. There is a “...lasting impact on the mentor and mentee…” shares SSgt Shines. “..I try and maintain a peppy attitude by thinking that the kids are my family members…” And this is why she is remains a beloved favorite amongst the elementary students.