S Brown Counseling

Mentorship w/ Sharonda

Become a "Shentee" (Sharonda's Mentee)

Mentorship with Sharonda is a personal project dedicated to improving the professional and personal development of young women regardless of race, cultural background, or marital status.


Sometimes it is hard trying to pursue a dream or even have one, especially when everyone around you seems to be going in a different direction. When trying to be successful in this world, it is always best to have someone who either mirrors the life you want, inspires you, or is willing to give you directions to your life-long destination. S Brown Counseling offers mentorship to young ladies in the Metro St Louis area who are eager to dream big.


Fulfilling one’s dreams or beating the “odds” of the culture one is born into, is no easy task. Sharonda knows this challenge all too well, and because of this, each year, she gives back to at least four young ladies seeking a change. She calls them her “Shentees” (Sharonda’s Mentees). Being a "shentee" can last from one year to a lifetime, depending on your status. 

Your  Status

"Shentee-ship is offered in two statuses:

1. Full-time “Shentee-ship:” (One-year commitment)


Bi-Weekly communication (phone conversations, video chat, or texting)

Monthly get-togethers or outings (visits, weekend getaways, dining out, etc.)

Community Service (10 hours per year, spending time learning the business of Sharonda, either by attending workshops or speaking engagements, sitting in courses, taking professional development trainings, reading self-help materials, etc.)

Etiquette Development (learning the DOs and DO NOTs of being a lady, interviewing for a job, mannerisms, behaving in public, and social media presence)

Conflict Resolution Skills (learning what battles to take on, which ones to let go, and healthy responses)

Boundary Setting (identifying the type of people, places and things that may be better for your success. This includes, dating, friendships, family, colleagues, and parenting skills)


2. Part-time “Shentee-ship:” (Lifetime commitment)


Monthly communication (phone conversations, video chat or texting)

Bi-monthly get-togethers or outings (visits, weekend getaways, dining out, etc.)

Community Service (5 hours per year, spending time learning the business of Sharonda, either by attending workshops, speaking engagements, sitting in courses, taking professional development courses, reading self-help materials, etc.)

Etiquette Maintenance (shentee is skilled in etiquette but may like feedback or minimal support with maintaining proper etiquette)

Conflict Resolution Maintenance (shentee is skilled in handling conflict, but may like feedback or minimal support with handling confict)

Boundary Setting Maintenance (shentee is skilled in setting boundaries but may like feedback or minimal support on maintaining sufficient boundaries) 

The Criteria

To take advantage of “Shentee-ship,” ladies must be…


• Between the ages of 13-30 (If under 18, must have parent or legal guardian's written consent)

• Reside in St Louis city, St Louis county, or the metro area

• Actively pursuing a career, or educational goal.

• Willing to learn and implement new ideas, and ways of thinking.

• Serious about changing her lifestyle and/or presentation

• Willing to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) and adhere to confidentiality practices for all parties involved

• Willing to develop and sign a “Goal Contract” that details the specifics and time limits for short-term and long-term goals

• Free of legal charges, arrests and/or convictions of a felony or misdemeanor within the past 3 years

• Free of excessive alcohol use and/or substance abuse

Apply for "Shentee-ship"

Think you're ready for a change? Apply to become a "Shentee!"

This service is free of charge and selection is subjective. Once application is received, Sharonda and/or her staff will review it and contact you for an interview (pending you meet criteria).


If you do not meet the criteria, you will receive an email explaining why you weren't selected. Don't be discouraged! Sharonda always give tips on how to become a "shentee" at a later date. 


Please be advised that there are only 4 slots per year for full-time status. If you are a good candidate, and there is a waiting list, you will be informed and contacted when a slot is open. 


 Due to taking the proper precautions with Covid-19, interviews may be scheduled virtually. 


Best of Wishes!! 


What city and state are you currently located in?
(Include age, education goals, career goals, and how close you are to completing them. Please send a resume or current grade report to [email protected] Your application will not be considered without it)
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