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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.

Marines Mentoring takes place at Long Branch Elementary School on select Tuesdays from 2–3 pm, beginning September 27. Transportation is provided; bus departs at 1:30 pm at Bldg. 12 and departs from the Pentagon at 1:45 pm near South Parking. All DoD ID card holders are invited to join us.

Registration required. For more information and to register, please contact Chanel Sharp: 703-693-8378, 202-769-8093 or

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.