SHINE Employees Will Serve as Role Models for Martinsville Virginia Youth

MARTINSVILLE, VA. October 31, 2013 – In partnership with the Martinsville Chamber of Commerce, SHINE Systems & Technologies employees will help bring the Junior Achievement USA program to Martinsville City Schools. Staff members from the Martinsville office, Office Manager Jon Doss, Marketing Specialist Julie Humble, and Support Specialists Michele LaPrad and Glenda Dean will spend an hour each week for the next seven weeks volunteering with elementary, middle, and high school students.

There are 118 Junior Achievement areas in the US, who partner with their local business communities to offer a variety of programs. In Martinsville, elementary school students will be participating in the Our Nation program which focuses on the science, technology, and math skills that will prepare them for a 21st century job market and make their futures brighter. The It’s My Future program for middle school students provides practical life skills to prepare for a future in the workforce including creating a personal brand and the basic aspects of a job hunt. For high school students, the Be Entrepreneurial program helps students build their own business while still in high school.

Volunteers will work within the sessions provided by Junior Achievement USA. Their role as facilitators is to relate the lessons to their own experiences giving the students real world examples and role models, as well as lead activities to provide hands-on learning.


SHINE Systems & Technologies (SHINE) is an innovative SBA certified HUBZone small business and newly recognized honoree in the Inc. 500|5000 (#307) list of fastest-growing private businesses as well as the Washington Technology Fast 50 (#3) fastest-growing small business Federal contractors. Headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia, SHINE features expertise in intelligence analytics, identity intelligence, technology integration, training, and consulting services. We bring to our customers comprehensive capabilities across many industries and business functions as well as federal, state, and local government. Showcasing our industry knowledge, service and product expertise, and ground-breaking technical capabilities, we identify trends and develop value-driven solutions for our clients. Please visit us at